Well, to be honest, I'm avoiding the Nukes because of their terrible reputation for architecture, security and community. Maybe I'm wrong, but there is a lot of unhappiness expressed by ex-Nukers who migrated to other CMSs, and I feel I'd be a fool to walk into a community with so much bad feeling coming out of it.
But not to shut you down: Why do you like Nuke? Especially PostNuke over the others? What are its advantages over other CMSs, in your opinion? I would really value hearing your views based upon real experience. I'm kinda playing Marco Polo on this issue, not knowing enough PHP and virtually no Perl to be able to evaluate the systems myself based upon objective criteria.
Right now I've narrowed choices down to Scoop, Plone, Drupal, Typo3, Geeklog, Slash, PHPSlash and Mambo. Some of these require mod_perl, I realize. I think DH is great, and I value the stability, redundancy and multiple features and scripts supported, but for this project I'm considering another webhost, if need be. There are hosting companies with great backbone connections, very advantageous pricing and robust support and features. Even at $99 (which still would not provide the recommended RAM for many of these CMSs), DH's dedicated hosting is not competitive enough for this bootstrapped project.
I manage several sites on DH, however, and plan to take all of them to dynamic hosting without necessarily migrating to another host; I may try Nuke and other PHP-based non-mod_perl CMSs on these sites, once this one biggie is out of the way.
Thanks for your response!