Arlen -arlen wrote: While I'd stop short of "great" I'd certainly go along with "one of the best". Unfortunately, all that attitude seems to get me around here is attacked. Thanks for understanding.
My apologies. I am sincerely sorry to be a part of what you perceive as attacking. Making you feel unwelcome is not my goal.
The truth is, we all know Joomla! has many challenges. I don't see this as "best" or "better" or even "really good", anymore. Joomla! will never be "done." I see our challenges as opportunities to participate and belong. I think it is important when deciding which open source software to use that one focuses on choosing a community where they are willing to invest time to make improvements they believe are necessary.
Drupal has a fabulous and active community. I have been honored to get to know a few of these people during the past year and some of the accomplishments they have made are impressive! Joomla! has an amazing group of people who actively participate in bringing improvements to this project. I am honored to have many who I can call friends in the Joomla! community. Some of these people are amongst the brightest people I believe I have ever been honored to know.
If you are trying to decide between Drupal and Joomla!, I encourage you to observe these communities and see if there is an area you believe your gifts could plug-in nicely. That's likely where you should be. Don't try to pick "the best software." The software is evolving - and the community is what powers that growth. So, go where you believe you can become a part of making decisions about the project's future. I am not talking about oversight boards or voting, either. In a volunteer based organization, that structure is antiquated since volunteers are free. I am talking about decisions made through action, the kind of action that comes from observing a problem, responding to the challenge to fix it, and sharing the results with the community.