I had an interesting today playing with Joomla, an open source content management system. Now, those who know me know that I sing high praises of WordPress, but I always believe that one should never be locked into a particular flavour of any technology, but instead be aware of what’s available on the market and what options are out there. The same applies to anyone involved in technology, being locked into a particular route can be a very dangerous thing and the increased dependence can be an issue in the future.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one technology you can implement quicker than others. The more time you spend on something, the more expert you tend to become at it; so by all means, pick your favourite and increase your proficiency. However, never be blinded by that technology and always weigh up the alternatives. It will save you time in the long run.