What a relief to see common sense and non-hyperbolic technical writing.
I am a fan of Rails, and a fan of React. I like many other tools too. I use the ones that make the most sense when possible. As a professional for a long time now, I try to stay current, and often find flashes of brilliance or the coming future in what’s hot/new/cool … along with the unfinished toolchain and scaffold yet to be built.
I ~absolutely despise and revile pointless and unnecessary~ dislike emphasis on how great or terrible various things are. We are professional developers. The work we do is not fun because of the tools, it’s fun because we get to use them proficiently and work with really smart people we can learn from.