Addy Osmani writes:
We need to start getting realistic with our expectations. Competition can coexist happily, but perhaps the developer with a passing interest in a tool or framework benefits more from limited choice (something highly opinionated) whilst the person with a keen interest and more experience with some of the options available benefits from a broader selection.
This article is mainly talking about Front-end choice but the same could be said for php. I also find myself leaning more toward opinionated systems especially with things that I am not that experienced in. He hits the nail on the head.