Moving to Scala

So after about 8 - 9 years of PHP and enjoying it thoroughly, I have decided to default to Scala pronounced {skah-lah}. I am not going to go into any reasons why I am moving but all I can say is that, I think the Lift Framework is amazing and Scala is a lot more elegant in my opinion, very expressive and perhaps my biggest reason is that I would like to expand those horizons, (I was getting a bit too comfortable in this space).