If you haven't been reading the Ruby forum there is an interesting thread where a guy talks about building a fairly large site in Ruby that had been in PHP. I asked him how what he did would compare to a modern PHP development. I surmise that it probably would have been about the same. But this thing that interested me was that he said he really enjoyed using Ruby -- it was fun.
Given the long, tiresome threads here about OO vs Procedural, lack of interesting new features, difficulty implementing frameworks cleanly in OO, PHP5 woes, BC breakage complaints, etc ... has the fun gone out of PHP? Has PHP become a boring workhorse like C with plenty of utility but nothing new on the horizon? Has PHP become the vision its visionaries wanted and this is it?