Hello, i like phalcon, but now i worked with lithium php framework(li3), and want tell to developers some good ideas from li3:

1) maybe you implement simple join(see 'with') like: $team = Team::first(array( 'conditions' => array('team_id' => 1), 'with' => array('Players'), ));

2) 2nd idea all data in views auto escape in li3, you need just use <?=$someTestVariable?>

3) describe tables, and set default values to entity, on construct