It has been about half a year since I last reviewed the progress of Backdrop CMS. Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal 7, that tries to introduce new and better functionality without breaking compatibility with Drupal 7 as much as possible. And I must admit, I have not been optimistic about the whole Backdrop CMS idea, though I understood the reasoning behind it. But now, after having revisited the issue again, BackDrop CMS does seem as a viable option to use, with some sweet sweet features (like it's new layout mechanism in core and the CMI). It is possible, that the Backdrop CMS will become a good alternative to Drupal 8 for smaller and cheaper sites. Here is a video - a bit outdated, but quite exciting.