I love CakePHP and I love Lithium. I imagine many other people will also love both or one or the other or parts from one or the other or neither or enough already. I also suspect that many people will find themselves moving from CakePHP to Lithium. I believe it will be a somewhat common and natural transition. However, we're missing something. Oh right, tons of helpers and other classes!
To help bridge the gap, he points out a set of helpers from Alexander Morland that can aid in the cause. He's rewritten some of the basics - the time, lists, number and form helpers.