to learn and evolve. yes, redux is super simple. react-redux is a bit more complex. redux-thunk/sagas are essentials for good business logic split. but at the end you forget where you need to write this piece of code and where you have to. redux is awesome solution - look at how long it is there and it hasn't changed much. but we are much more powerful now, then 3 years ago.
Yes, sometimes it can be refreshing to try something new or use an alternative way ... if we didn't think like that then we'd still be doing COBOL with punch cards. On the other hand, I sometimes have the feeling that we're going around in circles and essentially end up where we were before :-)
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