Gutenberg is a mediocre page builder. If you’re into longform writing, you may understand the sheer irritation of the steps needed to select last two sentences of one paragraph, next paragraph and the first two of the paragraph after that to another location in a 2000 word article where they fit better. The dumb editor performs worse than a standard email editor. Can’t quickly find and link to content from the site. God, the irritations are endless. Or for that matter, the sheer scrolling it takes, because unnecessary blocks and narrow space lengthen the heck out of your work.
Because someone focused on selling ease of design forgot that WordPress is a blogging platform originally and a CMS since - which means people will need to write efficiently in it. And they wanted to sell the ease of design so bad, that endless reviews going “bad idea” didn’t stop them from driving into that hole.
If wanting EFFICIENCY makes one a whiny loser, then I guess I’m one.
I’ve also been with WordPress for over a decade. I’ve used v1 of WP. And am now on v5. In the past, I’ve designed themes, put up a few abandoned plugin updates. All for free with zero commercial interest. I’ve seen bugs come and go and stayed interested, but this bug is an official feature. There is no fixing this. There is no intent to fix this.
End of the road for me.
Feel free to share this back to that FB discussion.