I'm an xhtml/css web designer. I have experience in using php and mysql, but i'm not keen on php, not enough to want to spend a great portion of my life learning it.

I am keen to learn Ruby on Rails, because it seems to be forward thinking, has developed many new forward thinking web apps, amongst other reasons, it also seems easier to get your head around.

Does anyone believe that choosing Rails is the way forward for web development? Does anyone have any good resources to help me learn?