I have been a programmer for 13 years, I went through the stages of programming sequentially, then into Object Oriented - I got pretty comfortable creating all my modules from scratch in OO and reusing them and extending them.
Over the last few years I get pressure from a lot of fellow programmers that using frameworks is the only way to go, clients request it, co-workers all use it (CakePHP that is), but I feel confined - I get the benefits when using them, the rapid development, the security, having a whole community working on something to make it tried, tested and true - but still something turns me off of them.
what are your views on frameworks?
Give in and just go with it full on?
Is it the way all sites are going now? that and the "Cloud"
Feedback would be awesome