Don’t take this the wrong way - I think Ionic is just great and this forum is very helpful in helping developers to use Ionic and my real concern is that the owners of Ionic - Drifty - need to keep the goodwill with Ionic users - it reminds of when Microsoft had a great package called Silverlight but it just assumed it could force it users to change to a new framework.
The number of posts to this forum seems to be getting fewer by the day and I would suggest that the problem is Ionic 4 - why would anyone want to develop in Ionic 3 when it will be obsolete as soon as Ionic 4 goes live.
Plus the current development with Ionic 3 seems to be none existent - can’t remember the last time when running Ionic Serve it asked if I wanted to update to the latest version.
But here comes the bigger problem - I have even seen posts on the web about Ionic 5 - so why upgrade to Ionic 4 just wait for 5 to go live and miss all the development issues?
The policy of constantly reinventing the framework is hurting Ionic it should identify a market and aim to provide a framework which meets that need rather than keep changing what it does.