I got some XP/karma to burn ... ;)
There seem to be a lot of I's and selfishness in this approach (and post). Instead of committing time to improving cgiapp, you decided to re-invent the wheel. Why? The cgiapp community would have gladly accepted your input!
Now you're immersed into your framework and deem it better than cgiapp, which will carry a lot of weight, given who you are. You've also "locked in" some of your clients, which is fine & dandy for you, especially job-security-wise. But I gotta think this is harmful overall to the spirit of Open Source if there are numerous wheels to the same solution.
This whole thing just comes off to me as a I-know-better-than-you kinda thing.