Great article. I too was recently faced with the choice of framework, and with some PHP/Symfony experience I thought it would probably be the way to go. But instead, the rebel I am, I chose to explore and learn Ruby on Rails.
Needless to say that I have been subjected to quite an amount of scorn and ridicule for this choice from PHP aficionados. Personally though, I learned a ton from the experience, and the experience solidified my understanding and appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of both language and frameworks.
All this to say that your article hits the mark not just within the PHP communities but between other communities too. Especially your statement: “someone else’s approach is[n’t] any better or worse, it’s just different”.