Give it time and I really believe that eventually Phalcon will really take off.
... I started with CodeIgniter.
... Moved to Laravel. (Really loved it)
... THEN, saw a random post mentioning Phalcon and clicked on the link out of curiosity. About fell off my chair when I read all the info and immediately was hooked.
I came here by chance finding out about it. I wonder how many others like me just never heard of it.
@Dave Nosker.....Ditto here....almost the exact same thing happened to me with the exception of Code igniter. In my case:
I decided to check out framworks so I started with Yii, then Laravel which is great and I thought I needed to look no further but then
I happened to stumble on a post mentioning Phalcon the laravel forum and....I am completely hooked. I love everything about it. I dont have to download a million files to install and since it's a c extension, it is super fast!!
I am really surprised that it is not as popular as other frameworks....but I guess that in time it will be.