I am a web host for several local businesses. I set up every one of them on Wordpress exactly to allow the owner creative license with their site. Yes I do have to sometimes "fix" something but no biggie.
At your webhost you will hopefully have a Cpanel control for your domain. Using that you can add wordpress to your domain then add a theme then go wild on promoting your work.
This site Bleeping Computers saved my behind once two years ago and I am now back to ask for more guidance. So I want to give back pay it forward however you mark appreciation I am offering this to you:
At no cost I am willing to correctly load wordpress to your domain, set up a theme that you can choose from over 80 premium themes I offer, set up 5 email accounts on your domain and offer you my ebook on setting up Google Plus for your business.
Reply to this post to accept my offer and I will provide a social media way to contact me.
Point of integrity: You noted that webhosts are a grey area.. Not with me I am a Texan and that matters. You own your domain name on a domain registry. On it is the place for Domain Name Servers or DNS. If you send the domain to a webhost off of the registry then the DNS changes. BUT if at any time you do not like how your webhost responds to you then all you have to do is yank back the DNS to the registry parking. This will require you to first back up your website through the cpanel at thewebhost and save it to your machine or cloud backup. Then you upload it to your domain where you moved the DNS.
Others that see this post may want the same offer at no cost. I will do it for a total of five BC members to pay forward what this site has helped me with. just reply here