Quote Originally Posted by Zoef
Or maybe it is because it failed to live up to its title?

"Patterns Tutorial Series"?

Better title might be... "Discussion on making a simple problem complex beyond the understanding of 99% of the php community by some gurus that can't agree on anything."

I'd actually be really interested in a "Patterns Tutorial Series", but this isn't it.

I'm with you Zoef. I would like to get this topic back to its original purpose. Hopefully, we can do that by starting extremely simple as Lastcraft has suggested with his most recent test case. What do you think of this test case?