Thanks for your response. Indeed many of your problems have been fixed…
Settings and docs are a lot better now.
Funny that you say that the template syntax is not intuitive, to me it is way better then WordPress or Drupal… (guess that this is different for everybody)
The Caching part have been a big topic for a long time now [see the is post](http://modx.com/blog/2012/10/29/optimization-with-getcache-and-custom-cache-partitions/)