> The concept of a Unique Selling Point's a new one to you then? No reason to be an ass, Dr. Spock. > Not comparing apples with apples there - could he have sold 'em with a > customisation of an existing CMS to do the same stuff, investing less > coding work to do the customisation than coding from scratch? If you go back to my original post, I was bringing up this topic to discuss the merits of hand-rolling vs. customization. I have heard lots of opinions on both sides. And at this point, though I am itching to write something of my own (CMS or otherwise) I have decided to explore the world of opensource CMS, probably Drupal. I have a half dozen websites to do and I gotta get them done fairly quick. > Also, I would suggest that if the clients understood what they were > getting, then they would have been very concerned about vendor lock-in > for ongoing support. I agree. I have had this happen before. I thank you all for your comments. Its been interesting.