Personally, I believe we will start seeing more of this. Meteor is great to launch quickly, and if built right (@sungwoncho mentioned a few mistakes he fixed) it can (probably) scale well.
But as the advantages of using a fullstack are getting eroded (express.js and its many frameworks are really solid now + Angular still around = very easy to build AJAX apps, many UI frameworks including React and Handlebars), and as NPM packages start to replace Meteor-only, the only reasons left to use Meteor are (1) reactivity, (2) speed of deployment, (3) mobile
Big companies don’t care about #2 (speed) as they can throw resources in – smaller companies liked Blaze for that purpose but that’s being dropped. Reactivity (#1) is being replaced by unidirectional binding in many frameworks (React, Ember) even though it’s really cool (probably relates to #2). Mobile (#3) is now super easy with Cordova / React Native.
I also don’t see how Apollo is going to save the day. If you are using MySQL (or any other DB type), you will find a way to push data down from your DB (GraphQL isn’t that cool if you have a single data source). Startups anecdotally like MongoDB which is already supported.
Not sure what the path forward holds. Then comes monetization, can you really make money on hosting?
PS: As I checkin to this forum every once in a while, I notice that there aren’t as many posts as before. Am I the only one noticing this? Or maybe I should say, there aren’t as many INTERESTING posts as before.