I have always been a fan of Billy Newport (IBM server side guru).
He recently had the experience of setting up a simple PHP based website, and wrote about this: Future is application and coarse components?.
It is great to hear a server side guy who gets the simplicity need. This isn’t to say that we don’t need OSGI, as it serves a real need. But, that need is small compared to the number of apps that don’t need it, and Java needs to do a better job at accomodating that.
Kudos to Billy. At least he works at IBM where they like PHP too ;)