I am an Auckland dev dabbling with SS having built a few sites with Modx. Modx has poor ecommerce support at the moment and frankly drupal and joomla are too article/node oriented and downright perverse fo be of interest.
Things I like about Modx:
1.The ability to splatter snippets of code all over the active pages as I wish, to create truly dynamic pages. This is also a big downside as I then have to go to all sorts of trouble to hide these pages from editors or they can turn them into junk instantly.
2.The ability to select templates on a page by page basis. This is great and I just can't understand why it is hardcoded in the config file in SS
3.Front end editing which is a standard module add-on in Modx.
Questions from this:
Is there a mod for SS to give editor-selectable page-by-page templates or do I have to build one?
Is there the equivalent of the quick edit module for Modx whereby there is a top left floating edit bar (bringing up an edit box) on a page if the user is already logged in to the back end.