If you're a visual person, that "feature" does you no good.Last time I check and it was some time ago and I don't really think they removed it dreamweaver handled php just fine. it showed it to you in the code view and put a little icon in the design view
PHPTAL shows sample data (if you're not connected to a db) so that you can see what the layout will actually look like when you're done. It makes a HUGE difference when you're designing. Besides, there are a lot of other HTML editors out there, besides Dreamweaver, that don't show even the PHP icon, so the page is pretty much blank.how would PHPTAL be any different?
Anything like this that would make designing templates easier is a good thing in my book.