2. Once I wanted to run an e commerce site. I sifted through half a dozen e commerce engines - all written in PHP/MySql. Dumped in on my shared host. In a couple of days I was up and running.
3. Once the mighty Google Reader closed down - for once and for all. I dumped Tiny Tiny RSS Reader on my shared host. In a couple of hours I was up and running.
How can I not love PHP after all this and more?