This is a post about this website. It’s also a small reflection on software development. Enjoy.
This is why popular software brings several advantages beyond their feature set. With a dedicated community, you get expanded documentation and more spaces to find help without any additional effort on your part. Your unusual workflow or edge-cases are more likely to be shared with someone else.
Software should not be evaluated on popularity alone; however, I do think it should be a factor. After all, it would seem quite the waste to throw out the fruits of popular collaboration.