Is excellent but I much prefer FrontPage 2003 which has just as much functionality but is a lot more user friendly. To be honest they both have their advantages and disadvantages depending what you wont to do with them, at the end of the day they are both just tools for creating web pages.
If you are new to web design I would probably go with FrontPage 2003 you will find it a lot easer to get started with and if you sign up for a 1 and 1(I can highly recommend them) M$ web hosting package at £60 for the year you will get it free.
Thats like buying it at half price and getting a years free web hosting.
If you already do a bit of web design and want to make the jump to DreamWeaver (which has become an industry standard application) then shop around, If you are a student they do a students version of studio MX (includes DW, Fireworks, Flash, ect)for about £200 - £240.
But before you decide just remember that spending up to £400 on DreamWeaver will not make you the best web designer in the world.