Brent Lightner recently put together his thoughts about return on investment and “ROI-plotting” in his blog post Prioritizing the Low-hanging Development Fruit. I was reminded of a blog post I recently read discussing Drupal cost and value by Vesa Palmu the CEO of Wunderkraut. Vesa wrote:
With Drupal features are cheap and details expensive. Drupal is an existing tool with existing user interfaces and ways of doing things. Changing a small detail can sometimes take more time than implementing a fairly complicated feature.
When I repeated this thought to our development team, they each agreed that this is a terrific summation of both the benefit and frustration of Drupal. Let me explain.