Haha, I’ve wanted to give react-router the finger a couple times myself… I haven’t even looked at the newest version yet. But you’re right, it would probably deserve its own post!
See my personal site as an example of a fully server-side-rendered React site.
I don’t want to play armchair psychologist too much here, but I find that this type of reaction often comes from being overwhelmed by new libraries, which leads to searching for reasons why you can safely ignore them.
But my whole point here is that you don’t need to be overwhelmed by React, as it’s actually pretty easy to…