I was looking to get some community opinion on the best way

I was looking to get some community opinion on the best way to handle adding/managing/displaying custom post types, fields, user field and taxonomies.

I've been using the WP-Types bundle (Types/Views/CRED) for a while now and while it does perform most functions it seems quite rigid in it's approach as it focuses around the 'no coding required' methodology and I find my self needing to work around that more and more.

I keep hearing about the Pods framework but wanted to see if there was any other good recommended frameworks/plugins around that people use for these tasks?