Hi, the following I’m about to say is just a personal opinion, so feel free to take or dismiss it at will, just keep it friendly.
I’ve been around since the website was green, so to “some extent” I now what I’m talking about. The framework marketing in general and in version 2 in particular, sucks. Not talking about code, not documentation, but marketing. Okay, I’m more specifically refering to website marketing, but it can be extrapolated to other marketing areas as well.
The framework is coming to It’s 2 years from release, and It’s still using 1.1 web design. It just sucks. And 1.1 design wasn’t really that good to begin with. It’s not my bussiness, you say, but It afects me, as in the more the framework is known, the bigger its community becomes, the easier it gets to sell it to customers in the form of applications, the easier it gets to hire local developers to aid on it, etcetera. See? size matters. Not saying Yii is small, but the cake is certainly larger.
Framework development itself is first and foremost, you say, and I agree. But You’re not supposed to do this things by yourself, there are companies you can delegate to. The only reasons I can imagine you haven’t done it so far, are either you not have the economical resources to or it really isn’t a big deal for you.
If it’s the first, that can be figured out. If it’s the latter, I’ll sit back and wait 'till Quiang Xue comes back from his sabatical year with a brand new design.