Gutenberg is going to be disastrous in short term, in long term - we're talking years -, it may come out nice.
Those not willing to deal with it should take a look at https://www.classicpress.net/
Anyone who made customizations to the old editor has 4+ years to figure out what to do about Gutenberg (plus they have had the 2 or so years that it has already spent in beta).
I believe Gutenberg is intended for newly-built sites, it's a big improvement.
That being said, it's amazing a CMS with such a market share and devmind seems to be so constrained in resources.
That’s what happens when you don’t have a bunch of investors throwing money at you to pay for a growth team that can figure out how to optimize every second of user engagement to maximize ad revenue.
It is a major problem in the software landscape today, and there is no obvious solution.
2.4 just got it's first release candidate and has a bunch of enhancements aimed at first time users so it's a good time to give it a go!
This plugin disables Gutenberg https://perishablepress.com/disable-gutenberg/
Right now the first impression is quite arid and doesn't look anything like https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/10/16/introducing-twent...