I've learnt a lot over the past year or so after spreading my wings from CodeIgniter. After toying with Ruby on Rails for a bit on a few projects and coming back to PHP I realised much of what we were missing over on this side. I began applying some of the patterns I had learnt to my new projects in an effort to improve them. When I discovered Laravel though, I was extremely excited to find much of what I loved about Rails to be available right here on PHP. Having used Laravel for a while now, I've learnt how to apply everything I did in CodeIgniter in new and better ways, which has made me a better and faster developer.
I've considered writing a little more on making the switch to Laravel from CodeIgniter, and discussing the various ways you can approach translating existing applications and techniques to this new framework. I'm not entirely sure how I'd go about such a thing, whether to do an eBook on the likes of Leanpub or a simple blog series. I assume there are enough people making the transition at the moment that such a series would be interesting... be sure to leave a comment if it's something you'd like to see more of.