I really like this post. I fully admit that I once scoffed at the idea of using WordPress as an application platform, but if I’m honest with myself it’s exactly the tool I’d use for the job should I want to build something out tomorrow. The fact of the matter is I’m simply not as familiar with anything else on the planet, and for all intents and purposes WordPress can absolutely be used to build nearly anything I could think of. The difference here is that by utilizing what I know of WordPress I could save myself hours upon hours of research in Laravel even though I’m super pumped on it.
Tools will always be talked about, but at the end of the day it’s the idea that’s going to stand out. Implementations can be rebuilt when the time is right; just get it out the door.