I feel like this is such an obvious question that there actually is a solution that I just don't know yet because I'm new.
I don't feel like a new version of Dw will solve the problem.
There must be a way to drag stuff that I haven't found out yet...someone just needs to post it.
ok, let me/us see what you're talking about with a link to your website.
You can drag stuff around in Dreamweaver in what used to be called "layers" (now known as APDivs, because that's the technically correct name - Absolutely Positioned Divs). But it's rarely wise to do so.
Insert an APDiv, enter your content, drag.
However, all web code follows rules and there are downsides to having this misguided "freedom" to drag stuff around. Dreamweaver doesn't necessarily make it hard to use APDivs but it does ask you to think about what you're doing since APDivs are not often a good solution for laying out pages unless you understand how they work.
Just pointing, clicking and dragging will eventually end up with an inaccessible mess. Your pages may break or look different on different browsers and you'll wonder why.
Learn HTML and CSS and see why dragging stuff around is for desktop publishing, not web design.