We've been running rather big Joomla websites for the past 5 years and all of them using SefAdvance.
SefAdvance is by far the best running Sef-engine in our perspective, but free components like SHS404 and Artio, get's a LOT of support from the different programmers of 3rdparty compoments.
A year or so ago, we decided that we wanted this support, to get "proper" URLs for all our components, and not only the ones that supported SefAdvance.
Now we're migrating to 1.5 and I'm not sure what to do.
Alternative 1: go back to SefAdvance
Alternative 2: stay SHS404.
We using CB, GroupJive, Tree, MyBlog, JoomGallery, phpbb3 and eventlist (mainly) and we can find plugins for all of these.
A quick search in here showed me, that neither JoomGallery, Eventlist or Groupjive has been mentioned in here, which makes me worry that these components are not supported?
Problem #1 to us is the lack of support for SH404 - if you look at their forum, 8 out of 10 questions never get answered and the programmer often writes "I don''t give support".
So................ I would like to have your perspective on this - I find that SefAdvance is the best and best supported component by the programmer but also that (last time I looked) other programmers are supporting their components by doing SHS404/Artio plugins and not SefAdvance.
Can you please tell me your thoughts about this?
Also, if we do go back to SefAdvance, what would be the best way of not losing all our old links in Google etc? Would we then manually have to set up thousands of 301s in HTaccess?