The article why frontend is broken states that trusting the popularity of a package doesnt nessecarily means anything. sooo i guess: whatever works.
— Whatever works most effectivly
— What if you have a module you bundle for node and browser?
— I think at least for frontend dev-ing, keeping it simple is cool and using native functionalities of js is ones best weapon of choice. But as i go trough my 4th year of developing, one must let go of the need to upgrade everything thats old or depreciated.. and just make code work as optimized as possible