In defense of the modern web - DEV →
The future I want - the future I see - is one with tooling that's accessible to the greatest number of people (including designers), that can intelligently move work between server and client as appropriate, that lets us build experiences that compete with native on UX (yes, even for blogs!), and where upgrading part of a site to 'interactive' or from 'static' to 'dynamic' doesn't involve communication across disparate teams using different technologies.
Excellent addendum slash rebuttal to Second-guessing the modern web. I absolutely agree with the quoted part of Rich's take-aways.