Thanks for your comment. I think I might not have been very clear. I certainly wasn’t saying that ES2015 modules replace HTML Imports I was merely saying that in the context of writing web components because we can use template strings we don’t need to think about HTML Templates and Imports when wanting to write web components.
I totally agree that HTML Imports and Templates are very useful in other circumstances.
I will perhaps look at rewording my article slightly — thank you.