Seriously, I love WordPress but probably will have to remove it from a few of my sites. The interface and templating system is top notch, but because it cause SOOOOOOOOOO many problems when trying to use friendly urls, it's just not working out.
I see a ton of unresolved .htaccess related problems, and have some of my own. Why does WordPress use such a greedy rewriting system? Why can't WordPress use .htaccess like everyone else?
1. It took me an hour of searching to figure out why my forums (in the /forums/) directory quit working... well WordPress kept trying to rewrite all the forum posts (I was using rewriting on them too)... so I finally found a workaround to keep WP out of that directory... but that shouldn't be necessary.
2. 404 pages... I just can't get them to work. When I first setup the WP 404 page it was fine, then the next day they stop working. It's not a fastCGI thing (yea I had to spend more time digging for a workaround again), I have no clue how to fix it. I just can't get the 404 page to show up, even why I type the path to the 404 in my template directly (it get's 404'd).
The bottom line is, all these problems (and probably more if or when I ever get those fixed) are becase WordPress has a screwed up way of rewriting URL's. Why can't it use rewrite rules like all the other software? Why be different? Why cause so many conflicts with other rewrite rules?
This is the bane of WP...