We have been using PHP at koutbo6.com since we have started at year 2000. In 2004 we started looking for a CMS that will make our life easier, our choice was Joomla! which covered our needs pretty well at that time, we have deployed Joomla! in 2005, after couple of years of using it we have discovered many strange behaviors of the CMS and poor performance when it comes to speed. The situation was annoying which lead to looking for an alternative by the end of 2006 we started CMS and Framework research and comparison which took couple of months, the comparison included typo3, drupal, joomla 1.5, zope, plone. In 2007 we were about to choose between Drupal and Plone. I dont remember how we have discovered Django framework (Thank God!), we were very much interested in Django features, we started tracking the project till the end of 2007.
It is fourtwelve.am, I dont feel like continuing my post now. I will probably continue the post when I feel like doing so.