Great article. Understanding how things work is essential. Here is github perspective about using vanilla js in their front-end.
These sentences and their cousins ('You might not need jQ') make me cringe a little. Everything is possible to write in vanilla, because everything IS written in vanilla. It just depends on how much of the bicycle developer intends to re-invent.
Nice article. Thanks for linking it.
Can't speak to your cringe but your summary certainly captures the point of my article.
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