Thanks for the lengthy reaction. First of all ExpressJS is a server side framework build on top of Node.js and Meteor is a mixed client and server side framework. You are right about React and Angular though, but I’m not sure how often they are combined with PHP. Angular is for example part of the MEAN stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, Angular, Node.js).
I’m happy to hear that PHP is still a good language to choose for new projects. Perhaps one day I will try it out again.