although phpnuke doesn't offer the functionallity, power, nor the security of ACS, however if you need to get a site up and running fast phpnuke wins hands down.
and that's my point, if openacs-4 could use some of the better functions of other opensourced CMS projects, like in phpnuke to load modules all you need to do is place it in the modules folder and the program automatically loads it. my reason for saying this is NOT to provoke your flames but to only point out that sometimes openacs can be difficult to use, and what good is software if nobody (well except, rich companies and the PHd's only they can afford to hire.) uses it. phpnuke and other CMS like it are new when compared to ACS, but have gained in popularity because of their ease of use, not because they r better then openacs. therefore maybe the lion(ACS) should learn from the mouse(newcomer CMS).
BTW, how do you load modules manually? the Package Manager gives an error. :)
just my two cents