tbh that’s one of my biggest concerns summed up in your final sentence:
Well, it’s up to Meteor to make npm install package and meteor install package the same seamless experience.
A few things (such as the direction & discussion we had at 1.3 release about the Tutorials pages) seem like they actually aren’t going to go the route of making the experience seamless or emulate current Meteor implementations.
As someone who uses Meteor at my work place daily, and has had to teach employees how to use it (without any decent tutorials as employees started post-1.3, and the tutorials did nothing but confuse them!), I hope after Apollo, we get some nice QOL upgrades that makes all the new features (NPM support/modules/apollo integration) more pleasurable to work with. Bring them up to the “Meteor” standards we had pre-1.3!