I've been playing with Xamarin.Forms and as a newcomer to the framework / tooling I've not been having a great experience being honest. XAML previewer not really working and randomly crashing, a few builds just not building then next try working, auto complete not working until I restart VS for my own XAML controls etc, all which has lowered my confidence of using Xamarin.
I know I'm not alone reading the forums and so on but also I know a lot of people make great apps with Xamarin and I love C# and the ecosystem so am investigating the possibility of using Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android instead of Xamarin.Forms.
I have a base knowledge of native iOS app dev, Swift, Xcode etc so I can (for example) use Xcode to create a ToDo list type app just fine and am thinking Xamarin.iOS might be a better route for me to start with? Later on I can add an Android UI when I come up to speed with the basics of Android native dev and code share the business logic etc?
I wanted to ask what the experience is like generally for people using Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android nowadays vs Forms? Are things generally better / less buggy do you feel? If I'm reading the wind right people generally have a better time with Xamarin.iOS & Xamarin.Android. Please be gentle if that's not the case lol
Hoping to find a way forward, appreciate any thoughts, cheers all!