"Does not helping you equate to not helping no one? I think not - I get
plenty of agreement and have assisted some people in making better choices. "
You're such a hypocrite, it's ridiculous. One the one hand you try to dissuade
people from getting involved in CF and on the other you complain how it would
be great to have a more robust CF community. Make up your mind. Do you want to
help or not? Clearly, you chose not.
And, for the record, you don't help people. Negative b$tching and whining
about something isn't helpful. If you want a better community (more
developers), then quit bashing it and start promoting it. Or, better, yet,
prove you can actually do something in this language and help people with their
technical questions. Or are you completely incapable of coding in ColdFusion?
As for your knowledge of Adobe, you don't know jack. Spending millions on
development (and already at work on v9), thousands upon thousands of dollars to
promote it (Ben Forta's US tour showcasing Scorpio was/is not free) with
product tours, conferences and the like is pretty solid marketing for a
server-side programming language.
It may not be the biggest language (or even close) in the world but that's
what makes the web great. There's plenty of room for everyone.
tclaremont: GREAT link!