FarCry is really customizable and extensible, especially if you know a decent amount of CF. I built a Farcry site a couple years ago, and in my experience was ok. It's a really powerful system. I did find the lack of documentation challenging and frustrating - what was out there was outdated, or people on the list said "don't use that tutorial, it's wrong!"
The developer email list was very active and responsive, but it's not a substitute for documentation. However, with the new version the documentation seems 1000% better and they've published a full training guide, which should make all the difference.
Also I had some performance issues, there is a lot of overhead in such a powerful CMS so plan to spend some time doing performance tuning and cache optimization, and make sure your server has plenty of RAM. This may have improved with the latest version, I haven't tried it yet.
Thanks Rachel for sharing this. We're a CF shop, so from your description that shouldn't be an issue. My main concern is what we'll have to do to get our current content into the FarCry system, learn it, customize it, change all our pages (which will probably have to be done anyways), and support it. Whatever system we end up going to, we'll have to support it; but I think we'd rather do less than more. But, this has definitely given me more insight. I really appreciate it.
Hehe it is a big decision, huh? And with all the horror stories people tell about having to move away from a bad CMS, it really makes you think long and hard before taking the plunge. I think there is a FarCry group on this site, you may want to check it out. Good luck!
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