Really interesting post and comment thread on Terry Chay’s blog.
Nice to see him defending PHP, though for small ISV’s I think it’s still most important to use what you know best. From my perspective the biggest issue with Rails continues to be it’s small install base which makes it impossible to build commercial downloadable applications around it.
On a side note, I am still alive!! Just trying to get v2 wrapped up before I go away for 2 weeks in June. My goal is to have v2 complete and when I return do a bit more testing and then start the beta process. Towards the end of this week (hopefully) I’ll be posting a v2 preview page and the beta sign up form so keep your eyes open for that.