I started an issue here on GitHub, but wanted to bring the conversation to the general audience so that we could get some more opinions.
Back when the infamous Blaze thread was announced, I noticed the vibe in the community changed, completely. Given how unpredictable and unplanned it was, people had difficulty trusting the platform.
The people that I’ve kept contact with here all began to slowly diversify and ultimately abandoned the eco-system. Perhaps the biggest indicator of “lack of faith” I’ve noticed had been in Meteor Toys sales - that thread really hurt sales.
Apollo multiplied that effect even further.
However, many of us are still enjoying Meteor, its a good product and the alternatives may not be so attractive. It also looks like Meteor may be expanding to new audiences. Plus, Ben had been doing a lot to ensure Meteor is up to par with the competition.
One of the things that made people confident in IBM, Microsoft, Node, and even some Meteor packages, is long term support, and it would be great to see Meteor restore confidence in its community through similar means.
What do you think? Would this impact your choice on using Meteor and/or sticking with it?