, SteveRichter wrote

Even WPF seems to have stagnated. ( where are the efforts at styling WPF in a CSS sort of way. )  Apple, IBM and Microsoft have tons of money, yet none appear to be going all out in making their platforms as programmer friendly as possible.

While I also find the deprecation and/or apparent stagnation of various frameworks worrying, especially since the alternatives - as of yet - lack feature parity, I don't think making things more like CSS is "as programmer friendly as possible".