Drupal prides itself on its community aspect. And so it should as a truly open source system. One of the good things to come out of this is the principle that dissenting voices should be given a platform. Hopefully what they say gets taken on board too. A talk titled ‘Why I hate Drupal’ at the recent DrupalCon in DC is a great example of this principle.
‘Why I hate Drupal’ was given by James Walker, one of the Lullabot team, and general Drupal insider and guru. It’s important to point out that this isn’t just some bile-filled sour-grapes rant. It’s a considered, insightful and eloquent discussion of some of the problems and issues with Drupal as it grows in popularity, and enters a new, more mature phase of its life.
Here’s a link to a video taken of the talk. It’s an hour long, so you may have to book out some time to watch it. It’s worth it though.