Re: Not sure where to go
"As a long time web-dev working with .NET"
For that, you have my pity.
Question: why does anybody NEED "a framework"?
If you must script, there are BETTER ways to do it. PHP. Shell. Perl. Python. No "frameworks" needed aside from the built-in features and installible modules (unless you're a glutton for punishment by 3rd party bloatware).
Anyway, I'm sure that the JS fans will hate me for saying this, heh.