Lets not loose site of the real issues here.

A VLE is a VLE is a VLE.

They all have good points and bad.

Where the real killer is, is in the content and the way it can be used to engage the learner. I think a lot of areas have lost site of this to an extent.

I think if BECTA and the DFES spent money on providing core quality cross VLE compatible content, most of this "mine is better than yours" argument goes away.

As Tony pointed out, I think teaching teachers to produce "QUALITY" content is key.

Educate them to provide engaging content and then who cares what VLE you run it on.

Content is King