Phil Sturgeon's Blog: Laravel is Awesome
You might not expect to hear that from a CodeIgniter and FuelPHP developer, but it's true. Taylor has done a brilliant job writing code that is clean, functional and has built a huge community of smart developers in less than a year of active development. People are flooding to Laravel from other frameworks and that's great for the PHP community. [...] Taylor has done a brilliant job of building up a framework that takes advantage of callbacks, IoC and event driven behaviour very well.
He talks about why he likes Laravel and the features it includes that appeal to him...and why he doesn't use it yet. He notes that it's a "snazzy new framework" that gives PHP developers tired of the usual framework methods something new to try out, noting that it can help to keep the "brain drain" of PHP developers away from the language just because they get bored.