I am quite new to Meteor (and to the latest trends in JS in general), but I have already managed to get familiar with Meteor 1.2 (FlowRouter, React).
Previously I was trying to learn React via Nope.js/Npm/Webpack/Babel/ES2015 way and found it irritatingly overcomplicated. But then I came across Meteor and instantly fell in love with it’s simplicity: no importing/exporting, no hassle with libraries, Meteor’s DDP felt like a gift from above. This is how it felt for a newbie.
Now with Meteor 1.3 I feel (probably totally unduly) like those nightmares of “cool and too advanced” java script are getting back
There is a lot of hype around ES2015 and its modules, but usually its advantages are presented as granted, nobody really explains to dummies like me why is that thing so useful. I read it helps to structure the code, but I didn’t have so much trouble with it in Meteor 1.2. Another thing is loading order — what’s that and why is it so important?