I've been doing some research on frameworks, etc. Everyone has one they like and even the development environments that you can get have their favorites and books seem to have their favorites. I've been looking at Cake, Symfony, Zend, PEAR-Flexy, Smarty, Joomla, etc., etc., etc. I'm not going to ask which framework everyone likes best because that's pointless.
All of the web hosting control panels/billing systems do not support the technologies that I'm currently using (dbmail, powerdns). To that end, I need to write my own. Should I be using a framework at all?