Eran Hammer offers a different point of view regarding benchmark.
In this scenario, the lighter the framework is — that is, the less functionality it is offering out of the box — the faster it is going to perform.
[… ] these benchmark systems focus on performance at maximum load. They basically measure how many requests a server can handle under heavy load. The goal is to squeeze everything you can out of your computing resources. The problem is that under 100% CPU, node’s performance is dreadful.
What is your position regarding these topics ?