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Pro Good documentation
While hard to find, the Laravel's Docs and API documentation are very good.
Pro Large community
Sometimes your issue can be hard to find, but certainty it was already answered before.
Con Too much magic methods
The debug hell.
Con Low performance
Eloquent tries to do too much magic, it gets slower than some concurrents.
Con No own datamapping
You gotta install plugins to be able to map your eloquent models; or you can use mutators, that results in very ugly model classes.