Phil Sturgeon is correct, Laravel is awesome. However, the above post is more about community and choosing your tools.
Also, no framework can ever be “dead” until its developers stop working and publishing it. CodeIgniter was at risk of this but then the Reactor Team was created. The Reactor team has been doing a good job keeping it going, albeit slowly
More articles on Laravel are coming as I’ve been enjoying the hell out of it.
Looking forward to those new articles and completely agree with this post.