Personally, I'm fine with a lot of what you said — except...
Marketing != Graphic Design
Please don't lump me in with those guys :)
Having come from designing sites using PHP and PHP frameworks I'm not
really worried about the look of this site driving someone to PHP. PHP serves
a certain group of people. When it doesn't they go elsewhere. (I came to
Perl.) Everyone learns a language for certain reasons. When a language doesn't
meet those reasons they will look elsewhere.
Again, that doesn't mean we can't make this site a little more visually welcoming. I would be up for working on the design (alone or with help) if that's what the community asks me to do. It's the least I can do for what this site has done
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