I stopped following Blender’s development years ago, when Cycles appeared. I kept using it throughout the years for modelling needs, but lost interest as at the time there were, as usual, many initiatives but most of them never finished or broken.
I’m under the impression that things have changed a lot recently. New features are being added more frequently, development is proceeding at a good pace and it seems things are finally coming together.
It is definitely a good vibe and, for the first time, I feel I can use it for more than just modelling.