Yes, it was rude. But, if you are serious about web development, i would steer clear of frontpage. I realize it's not expensive, but learning html, php, mysql, or even using dreamweaver may help quite a bit.
if you just want a site for personal use, and not professional use, frontpage could be the thing for you.
It is unfortunate, but most serious developers can't stand the site (and ramifications) of frontpage. Yes, there can be problems w/it. But if you aren't too particular to your users view of your site, and need something simple, frontpage can work for you.