Still relying heavily on Angular

Hi, according to what I’ve read ionic now lets you use any javascript framework of your choice but from scaffolding the ionic starter apps, to viewing the app structure and looking over the documentation the framework still relies heavily on Angularjs with very little native javascript documentation except for the plugins here and there. So how would I even be able to create the app that I want with ionic without essentially still being tied to and learning Angularjs?

Ionic v3 use Angular (no js), and Ionic v1 use AngularJs.
You have to learn angular to use v3 or learn vue, reactjs for ionic v4.