I thought I would share some thoughts regarding some user's reactions to Jetstream here on this board.
I've seen some criticism that Livewire / Inertia are "young" stacks that haven't been proven or are not used by enough people. Here is one flaw with that: the stack previously created by laravel/ui was used by even less people. It was not a properly configured Vue SPA. It was a weird mash-up of a single file Vue component with no Vue router and no reasonable way to even structure the application using Vue out of the box. It wasn't a good way to build an application. I never could have used it as configured to build a production ready application. It wasn't even setup to build an application at all without you manually reconfiguring everything to use Vue Router (or Inertia).
Inertia is just Vue without the complexity of Vue Router. I built Laravel Vapor as a Vue SPA and it's my personal opinion that working with Inertia is a \*much more\* productive way to pair the power of Vue with Laravel's backend routing system. Inertia is a small library that just gives you a way to render Vue components and hydrate their props from your Laravel backend. That's it. That's all it does.
Regarding Tailwind, it's just my opinion that it's a much better tool than Bootstrap. When I first started using it, I thought it was harder than Bootstrap. I was wrong. Bootstrap is harder than Tailwind. Bootstrap is less flexible and Bootstrap's approach to responsive feels like a pipe dream. Tailwind, in my opinion, is just a more robust and powerful way to build application UIs.
Regarding React / Bootstrap users being "screwed". You aren't. Anyone can build an open source package that is a scaffold for Laravel + React + Bootstrap applications and release it on GitHub. The previous laravel/ui package works fine with Laravel 8.x for applications that are upgrading. For those with namespace problems - just add the $namespace property back into your RouteServiceProvider.
Finally, thank you all for using Laravel. I really appreciate it and I have a blast developing it and trying to make it as good as I can for everyone. Jetstream is simply my vision for what a great, productive starting point for Laravel looks like in 2020. Different people may have a different vision. They are free to code theirs and release it.