As a part of his messy breakup with Drupal for his content management system for a local brewing club he's involved with, Sean Coates has been shopping around for new software. He thought he might have found a possibility in SilverStripe, but ended up disappointed.
The site looks pretty good, the demo - while minimal (which is totally fine by me)—seems to work decently. It made my "to test" list. The bottom line: FWIW, SilverStripe made my "do not recommend" list today. A bunch of people replied asking "why?" This is my response to those people. My intent is not to bash SilverStripe, but to explain how it fell short of my wants and needs, quickly.
He looks at two of the major reasons why he'd suggest avoiding SilverStripe - bad code and issues with the installer.
I could probably fix that problem, and none of the other problems on their own are insurmountable, but combined, they leave me with the impression that the code isn't what I'd like to commit to maintaining. The search continues...