I’m not alone, read what this guy had to go through when he migrated to RoR from PHP, and then went back!
I’m always angry when someone mentions RoR, it’s like teaching a new dog new tricks, when the old dog knows it all.
For the love of god, stop migrating to RoR just because it’s cool. No one ever said RoR sucks, it’s just that there’s SO much pre-exisitng PHP code that you would never find in any other language. 40% of the top 100 sites are PHP, and PHP is the most used language on the Internet. What else do you want to know?
PHP does have tons of frameworks, yet doesn’t force a style or a paradigm. You can do whatever you want with it, you can even build the biggest, most trafficked site in the universe!
Why the hell do you even want to consider something else!
Update: Why don’t you also check an entry I wrote about ColdFusion few years ago