When it comes to web development, I can't say I'm intermediate. I'm not that new to the industry either. But when it comes to what I should use, I sometimes flip between different things.
Currently, I'm a Laravel + Vue user. I started with PHP, tried Meteor🌠 due to a fantasy of using a single language on both front- and back-end, and ended up back with PHP on Laravel (but with Vue added in). Honestly, I may yet end up back in Node, depending on what I find to use it with.
But I'm wondering what stacks others use, and why they tend to stick with them.
I intentionally am not asking why you wouldn't use a different language or stack. I've come across plenty of arguments (that I tend to shy away from) over PHP vs. Rails vs. .NET w/ C#, and dynamic vs. strongly-typed languages. I'm of the belief that they not only all have their place, but that different languages and paradigms click better with different people. Personality and mentality always play a part in these kinds of decisions.
Regardless, I'm still curious about what draws others to their toolsets, and what types of projects they tend to work on with them.