I'm more curious as to what the state of Cake is. I last worked on a v2 app and it was nice if you want something clear and out of the way, but I haven't really touched v3.
Is the marketshare growing? shrinking? When I started almost a decade ago, Cake was what you learned if as your first framework. Do people still give that advice, or is it straight to Laravel now?
Lastly, the one thing I appreciated was the ease of setting up CRUD functionality. Did they keep that? I've only seen one other framework that was like that (maybe Yii2?).