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  • As a preface: I make well into six-figures a year building advanced WordPress websites for high end clients. I’ve done this for eight years now. My business is known in my city as being the top WordPress expert.

    That said, Gutenberg feels counterintuitive. We solely use page builders on client sites now, like Elementor, so when I heard about Gutenberg, I was really excited to see a native page builder come into play. Then I tried it. Divi and Visual Composer, both the bane of my existence, feel more intuitive, and they’re both literal nightmares to work with.

    Gutenberg seems to be suffering from one major issue: it doesn’t know what it wants to be. Is it a page builder? Is it an editor? How in the world can you build a page builder without a functional grid system? Why is it compulsory? Why is it replacing metaboxes, such a core feature of WP?

    It seems too much time has went into this for it to be abandoned. Apparently the WordPress team will not listen to the vast cries from its core base. I hope the best for the project, but if it interferes with my business, I’ll be the first railing against it. This could have been done way better and the implementation of Gutenberg at the core of WP is a huge mistake — perhaps one of the biggest I’ve seen in software dev.

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