Thomas Burkhart has posted an interesting small review to Flutter (a relative new challenger to .forms) including his personal compare between .forms and Flutter.
As the link was included in the “Weekly Xamarin” newsletter and there also already were articles to Flutter published in the visuals studio magazine (links see below), I think, it’s O.K. to publish this thread here...
As I think, this is interesting for many users, I post the link here:
Further, also Aloïs Deniel (another Xamarin user) has posted detailed information’s to Flutter a longer time ago here:
I think, both postings together will give a good overview to Flutter (from the point of view of Xamarin users).
Link #1 to article in visual studio magazine:
Link #2 to article in visual studio magazine:
Link to a further “high level” comparison Xamarin / Flutter and React native:
I can fully agree with your findings regarding the “Xamarin tool-chain”.
My personal opinion (without testing Flutter):
I will definitely keep an eye on Flutter and - as soon as my nerves are completely destroyed with Xamain.Forms - give it a try.
Maybe, also other users want to share their opinions here....?