I fell in love with Pods at version 1.x and 2.x simply blows it out of the water. It's the perfect blend of 'custom' and 'respecting core' that I search for in plugins. If you're looking to extend WordPress' data storage to meet literally any requirements you might have, Pods will likely do that for you.
Further, the development team behind Pods is stellar. I've come to know Scott well over the past few years, and that all started by his seemingly endless willpower to help anybody and everybody who has a question about Pods.