Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Large community
Sometimes your issue can be hard to find, but certainty it was already answered before.
Pro Good documentation
While hard to find, the Laravel's Docs and API documentation are very good.
Con Too much magic methods
The debug hell.
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.
Con Low performance
Eloquent tries to do too much magic, it gets slower than some concurrents.