I've been working with PHP for about 20 years and Wordpress for 6. While those two systems comprise the vast majority of my work, I also have a strong background in desktop programming languages giving me the ability to construct applications for both web and desktop environments.
When Dan responded to my project post, he tactfully noted that he could do it the way that I asked, but also suggested a way that would offer me more flexibility. (Dan offered a quote for both approaches)
I went with Dan's "flexible" suggestion, and I'm glad that I did. The finished solution exceeded my expectations, and was delivered on-time.
In addition, Dan responded to my questions and requests for revisions in a timely manner.
I will definitely engage Dan again!