PermissionsEx vs bPermssions vs Group Manager Before I start with anything, I would like to state that I have heard of issues from all 3 plugins listed. Yes, I have seen http://goo.gl/MHhbl and yes, I have read comments from numerous people reporting issues with bPerms and GM. I currently use PermissionsEx with Modifyworld, which I find to be an easy, useful combination. From my standpoint, I have not noticed the plugin give me any errors, bukkit errors, other plugin errors, or simply not work. Everything has been great. I use build #170 of modifyworld, slightly edited to not spew out NPE errors about inventory click events and build #377 of PermissionsEx. http://webbukkit.org:8080/job/PermissionsEx/lastSuccessfulBuild/ http://webbukkit.org:8080/job/Modifyworld/lastSuccessfulBuild/ However, it seems that every person I talk to about permssions, they all recommend to get away from PermissionsEx and that anything else would be better. I have spoken to numerous developers ranging from slipcor to md_5, to various server owners and players with opinions. But, nothing has convinced me to change plugins yet. Some even said that the owner of PEX said it was broken, however it somehow manages to stay at the top for most popular permissions plugin. So, I'm curious what your opinion is and what you use that seems to work out great. I currently have about 8,000 users grouped. Reading comments for bperms, I notice many users have been reporting console errors outside of yaml configuration issues. I also use wildcards for some groups and * for admin shop, however, if the plugin does not support it, it is not a big deal. Bottom line, I am looking for convincing reasons why I should move away from PEX and/or if another permissions plugin is much faster. Most people seem to shun PEX down, so I would like to know personal experiences and reason why. Note, regardless of which permissions plugin, I would most likely be using the latest and greatest development builds. TL;DR: #1. Which plugin do you use and recommend? Why? #2. Which plugin out of the three is the fastest in terms of saving, loading, calling permissions/users, etc? Overall speed and reliability. #3. Which plugin has the least amount of issues and bugs?