Lets say you had to focus your skills on learning how to develop wordpress themes/plugins or building your own web apps with a framework like zend.
With wordpress I could see developing themes and plugins and having the ease of their backend system. It would probably be "easier" to manage seo, and it gives you the opportunity to monetize on developing themes and plugins.
With a framework I could see pushing your skills and challenging yourself to build your own cms, mvc structured, ecommerce sites...etc. Would certainly have more of a professional feel.
What do you think would be a better choice for a young developer with the passion and willingness to learn? I'm sure you can argue that both have their place, but lets say you had to choose one.
thanks for all responses.