After about 2 years of working with Rails on a few side projects, I have decided to drop any further development in Rails. I will be going back to PHP full force, not that I ever ditched PHP, as Rails was always an exploration for me. It served well on a few large projects mydiabeteseducator.org and fanboom.com, but I have found although its super fast to get up and running. I will usually run into massive issues with hosting and getting past the scaffolding phase. I really do enjoy the migrations, the database object model, MVC, and scaffolding was pretty slick. If you havent checked out Rails, I would give it a try – but most of my developer friends who have given it a try, end up going back to php.
If there is something Im missing or a reason why Rails is better than php, Im open to discussion.