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Wondering how your conversion is going to Magento. I also was a ZenCart user, and to be honest I am not yet fully convinced that Magento is best for me. While there are certainly features that come stock in Magento (ability to slice and dice the catalog using store views, related products, cross selling, etc) that need to be added on in ZC, overall, besides a nice design sense that you mentioned, I am not so bowled over by what Magento offers.
I think my gripe is that the developers purposely left several basic customization methods out of the admin module (or yours truly has not found them yet). Coming from ZenCart, I could switch from 2 or 3 columns, add or suspend blocks at will, resize columns, etc all without having to touch the CSS or any PHP files.
While Magento is great for customization and flexibility, it’s not that great for beginners, as you do need to plunge into code in order to configure your page to look and behave the way you want it to. Maybe there are modules written for this ease of administration/configuration that I am looking for, but so far I haven’t seen any.
Conclusion after a mere three days is that Magento offers as much flexibility and possibly even a higher degree of options that ZenCart, but at the cost of excluding beginners (and possibly, deliberately so, in order to create a market for professional developers to fill the need.)
Just my two bits, maybe I’ll change over the next week as I start to find out how to accomplish what I want to do. Anyway, I’d be curious to know what you think about it vs ZenCart.