I switched to LEMP years ago when it was so little. Getting WordPress or any other php based application to work with nginx wasn’t easy as it is today. But when I finally got it working with the help of awesome people of internet, I knew there’s no going back to Apache. I never did, and I never will. Although I still respect Apache.
The problem with nginx was lack of software support. It was impossible to find a Control Panel then. That problem was solved by Virtualmin. Another great software with a free version that is more than capable of managing day-to-day server management needs. Virtualmin GPL is fully compatible with nginx and now I’m building my LEMP servers with Virtualmin as the control panel.