I just wanted to give little feedback...
Hotaru is just amazing!!! I have been working on it since summer, and I was able to set up a community site within few weeks with the standard plugins.
And the rest is very easy! I remember how hard it was to code modules for Joomla, it took weeks to learn the basics.
But in hotaru my first plugin was made in less than few days! And now I managed to write 5 new plugins in 2 days...
It is so incredibly easy to use and extend to your own needs, if you know php and mysql.
I wanted to say
for this absolutely great CMS!!!