Now I know that Salesforce often has a bad reputation among developers outside of its eco-system- Just check out the Stack Overflow 2017 for Most Dreaded Tech!
I was voting that way too a few years ago! However I hadn’t really dived into Salesforce to appreciate the complexity and problems they’re solving.
So please stick with me for this, even if you’re not interested or a fan of Salesforce! There’s a lot that can be taken from what Lightning is doing.