This post may scream ignorance (Still delving into the plugin world). I'm coming from a background using mostly laravel for PHP application development and building a few plugins now on Craft has felt a bit verbose to access related objects. Is there any "nice" way to allow something like the following in Craft?
$phone = User::find(1)->phone;
or in terms of craft plugins, just include related data in the model itself instead of having dozens of findXbyId methods littering the code?
Any generic solutions?