Looking forward to the release of asp.net core 2. Right now everything is confusing regarding all the changes from core v. 1 to core v. 2. Hope the Microsoft guys manages to stabilize asp.net core so that one may dare to spend time on it. I have not looked or worked with anything later than asp.net mvc 5 (and ef 6) because of the constant changes in everything from project structure, tooling, version comparison with entity framework etc.
Scott; I believe it's about time you made a new application like nerd dinner, using latest technologies since much progress within asp.net mvc has been made within this field. It would be much needed and appreciated.