It has for a long time. Unfortunately, I'm often forced to work with it. Often, in trying to explain my sadness (which often alternates to anger), I reach for the same few examples of PHP's brain-dead design. PHP Sadness does a good job of explaining my pain. I have personally griped about at least half the things on their list.
If you are primarily a PHP coder, visit the site for a good indication of why your life is harder than it need be. If you are a sometimes PHP coder that specializes or prefers another language, visit for more reasons to shun PHP, and hope your language doesn't share more than a smattering of these problems. If you never program PHP, visit for the smug satisfaction of a landmine evaded.