For one who is so in love with PHP, I think it's kinda silly that I always turned a blind eye to the Zend Framework. Well, that ended tonight I guess. It's really cool! It's like PEAR...except it's maintained! :p
It's a bit frustrating to get down pat at first, but for a couple of the apps I maintain, I've cut over several critical functions that relied on outdated and buggy PEAR packages.