you don't have to use framework builder themes, but you can if you want to.
you could create the Framework builder theme, create a page from the theme, then add the PCMS Content areas to it.
Using PCMS To control the menu items can be done but ti is a bit tricky. you would create a dynamic menu, then update the recordset used by the dynamic menu, the SQL for it would be similar to what is in the tutorial, and you would need to edit the links in the menu, similar to the links in the tutorial. If you need, we can help with setting that up in a premiere appointment.