Fun with RIFE

I'm doing some analysis for a client trying to pick a web framework suitable for their needs. One of the candidates is RIFE. I've looked at RIFE off and on over the last couple of years but have never done anything with it. So over the next few weeks, I'll be looking at RIFE and a few other frameworks in light of these specific requirements. I'm excited about the process as I'll get to poke around in areas I haven't had much chance to lately. I've been doing a lot of Wicket development lately so the RIFE templates aren't exactly pretty to look at. But I'm determined to put RIFE through its paces and figure out why it's adherents are so adamant about it.