Cal Evans, of the Zend Developer Zone, is taking a different path than the large number of Zend Framework tutorials that he's seen out there:
Zend Framework looked like an interesting platform, but each tutorial that I read started out with explaining how to set up your front controller, and moved form there into writing an entire application. I am not starting any new projects, and have no need for that.
Instead, he's chosen to look a bit "behind the scenes" at what really makes the Framework tick and why it would be a good choice for any number of web applications out there. It's going to become a series on the ZDZ, so he starts it off right with a comparison between PEAR and the Zend Framework, specifically when it comes to error handling.
It's more of a compare and contrast kind of thing than a contest, but it does seem that Cal favors one's approach a bit more. Which one? Well, you'll just have to go read and find out...