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First off, I would definitely say WP can be a viable non-blog full CMS solution as I’ve already built sites using it and its been wonderful. But it really depends on what you are wanting the Content you want the System to Manage, if you will.

As far as your needs, a quick Google search generated this result:

I would have to say that it will be a stretch (and maybe a hassle, depending on how well you understand WordPress) to get it to do what you are looking to do easily. I would also be concerned that you would be stretching WP’s capabilities so far that it might reduce the expandability factor. While WordPress is always growing, there other systems that can handle what you’re describing easier than WordPress. I don’t think it would require coding a custom CMS from from scratch nor would I reccomend that, not when there’s so many open source platforms out there already.

With that said, I know for a fact that WordPress CAN do just about anything, it just depends on how familiar you are with it and how willing you are to customize it as heavily as you might need to, whereas other CMS solutions could provide those things more or less out of the box, especially the member login/user database.

I would say my first choice would be a custom Drupal install, rather than WordPress.