I've seen a lot of folks include a full npm and webpack stack for things which really could have been handled better with vanilla JS. I'm not advocating for one over the other, but I feel like more folks could look at whether they need to use systems like npm in order to build their apps.
Putting that to one side, I really like what you've said here. I've used npm packages in the past which even had debugger and console.log statements in them, so I feel like (as with all languages and frameworks) it's worth library authors taking the time to figure out how to produce a smaller, tighter, faster version of their bundles.
100% agree. And with more and more focus on possible insecurities of NPM packages, there are added emphasis on picking packages only when they're truly valuable.
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