Well, seeing how Microsoft dumps this and locks that lately, I am afraid frankly. The reason I'm trying to learn ASP.NET is to move away from Windows Client and MVC SCARED ME.
It even handles the routing and stuff as you mention. Zero control. It feels like that thing Lightroom or what it was called. ( Lightswitch )
Regarding WebForms, as long as I don't use their specific controls, I should be fine, no? I mean, as long as I don't use the runat="server" thingy?