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I know exactly what you mean! I'm expanding the concept of a FOSS project I'm working on and I thought I would use the opportunity to learn something new. So although I knew it wasn't strictly necessary for the project, I started out building an API with both MongoDB and GraphQL, based in Nest.js, for the first time. And while I got to the point where I had a proof-of-concept, in the end, I threw it away. And I returned to the "classic" PHP (Laravel) + MySQL stack because the benefits (while amazing) didn't outweigh the added complexity. You could say I returned to an inferior solution to keep the project manageable in my free time. I would like to think that not adopting new technologies early on is a sign of programming maturity ;)