Consider me in the same boat. We’ve been working with Meteor for over a year and a half, and we couldn’t be happier with it. I honestly don’t believe we could have built such a great product with any other framework (or platform or whatever the hell you want to call it - I just call it awesome dammit). We launched our app a few weeks back and were immediately featured on Product Hunt. If anyone would like an example of an app and a company that is all in on Meteor and plans to be for the foreseeable future, feel free to check out our Meteor app, NimbleNotes. (Seriously not trying to plug our app here, especially with all the bad mojo, just want to show an example of what two junior developers and a designer were able to do with Meteor and Blaze)
It’s the first product any of us have ever launched, and our experience with meteor and the community has been extremely positive for the most part. I don’t know what the heck is happening on the meteor forums recently, but it’s started to turn me off of visiting this place. Maybe it’s time to spawn a happier place to talk about Meteor. I was a part of a LittleBigPlanet community a while back, and I can tell you from experience, with the right community managers, there can be some really awesome corners of the internet where people can go to have constructive conversation about the things they love. Maybe it’s about time for MDG to hire a community manager. Folks like Sashko are busy building great stuff and can only do so much. This place is starting to come off a bit whiny to me. If I see one more of these “the sky is falling” posts I think I’m gonna lose my mind. This is what the suggested topics are for me right now (the 3rd and 5th don’t look all that bad, but trust me when I say those threads have taken a major turn for the worse):
I think the problem is that all of us that are enjoying Meteor are off being productive with it, so we don’t have the time to come here and defend it, because we’re too busy building awesome stuff with it and ignoring the noise. Maybe I’m naive, but I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. You can build simple or complex apps with Meteor, and there are examples of multiple companies using Meteor in production with great success. We’re certainly hoping to join those ranks soon. Yeah, there have been bumps in the road, but Meteor hasn’t let us down yet.
That being said, thank you for everything you’ve done for the community Sacha, and for fixing that click-baity title. I’ve really enjoyed your articles, and you were very helpful when I was just getting into Meteor. Thanks!