Update: I have been working with Drupal 8 for months now, and it is awesome. I am sticking with Drupal. My latest article of Drupal 8 impressions.
I have just received a comment for my Should I upgrade my web site to Drupal 8... at all? article. I will quote this comment here, and this short article will be my response.
Drupal 8 is release and...
It is clearly a platform built for enterprises, without even trying to reach a general market. Development, blamed before for being expensive and time-consuming, got even worse. General market, working on shared-hosting-based environments can now kiss Drupal good bye. And good night might be even for Drupal as we know it.
Who's gonna participate in low-level tasks for Drupal? Wasn't this a OpenSource job for amateurs and not for enterprise-employees?
I can see the darkness in it. I'm working as a freelancer, using Drupal for most of my projects. Now I should really drop Drupal. I'm not working for enterprises, I don't want to pay expensive bills for hosting. I don't have projects of this magnitude. But where should I go?
Or the hosting market should change for Drupal? This is a shitty dilemma.
This comment does speak to me. It also echoes loudly across the internet. I myself have also been thinking about all this, and here are my thoughts below.