I was discussing this change of direction with a good friend of mine and he asked whether that wasn’t a little extreme. I suppose it would certainly seem that way, especially for someone who has made a name for himself in the XAML community. I would not make such a drastic change lightly. I thought long and hard before making the move and, after twelve years in one place, I even changed jobs to facilitate the effort. I thought it would be worthwhile to share some of my reasoning behind this latest change of direction.
The importance of 3rd party libraries
Personally, I like the additional libraries, but these are valid concerns. If you want to read more about this, and have a good laugh in the process, check out http://www.vanilla-js.com.