This is a total flame thread, but I read this article this morning and I was cracking up. Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror is a great writer, and he just tears apart php. Of course it's a one-sided argument, but he makes it entertaining and I enjoyed it as a php => .Net convert.
|It's [php] a galactic supernova of incomprehensibly colossal, mind-bendingly awful suck. If you sit down to program in PHP and have even an ounce of programming talent in your entire body, there's no possible way to draw any other conclusion. It's inescapable.|