I have a brand new e-commerce project in front of me and I'm investigating my options. I have been using various platforms and Drupal for years (since v4) but I'm disappointed in the direction that v8 has taken. What I have really liked about Drupal is that it's open-source, has excellent module selections, customizations, and really strong support. I can see how OpenCart has parallels. I'm saddened that you depend on a marketplace but I understand that people need to benefit somehow for their efforts. I'm very interested in this ecom system - it looks promising to me - but I've never used it. If I commit to it and recommend it I'm looking for the confidence to know that it won't fall short partway into a project.
So - here are my questions, knowing that I'm asking users, fans and dedicated devs:
- Looking at it objectively, is OpenCart a viable solution when compared to a mature system like Drupal?
- When you consider the Drupal structure, the level of module selections, and community support available in that CMS how close do you consider OpenCart gets to this? What percentage and why?
- What are the general pains are as well as the gains. Feature lists don't tell the whole story so what's in between the lines that would be helpful to know right now.