Re: BuddyPress Future w/o MVC: Big Deal?
Anahita looks really interesting but the fact that it runs on Joomla makes it a non-starter for me and my clients… no matter how perfect the code is. I’m a big a stickler for doing things the “right way”… I’m a perfectionist… but the bottom line will always be usability and in that arena… WordPress is way out ahead. So at the end of the day… I don’t care TOO much about the MVC issue.
That said… I agree with your argument above. Doing things the “right way” doesn’t necessarily mean that something is more difficult, or costly, or what have you. I have a degree in architecture and one thing I always say is that when it comes to building… good design is more about thoughtfulness than budget. When designers blame the budget, client, or other constraints… it’s often a cop out.