I agree. CF has been a rather slow and hard to come by language on the net. I've seen few servers that support it, and find that an increased cost is associated with it. Flex is a pain to connect with PHP compared to CF, so we may see a resurgence of CF.
I'm curious how silverlight will effect this though. There is a 95% probability that I would choose C# as my backend over CF.
header('HTTP/1.1 420 Enhance Your Calm');