Hi, I take this opportunity to request focusing on creating a more modern and full-featured editorial capabilities on Backdrop CMS.
After finnishing my first complete site on Backdrop CMS and having 15 years of experience on big Drupal sites (since Drupal 4) I see that tools for creating content are more sofisticated every year. Modern Gutenberg projecte for Wordpress has been extended to Drupal and it offers an incredible editing experience. I see how hard Wordpress has been compiting against Drupal and other CMS, taken a big leap with last Wordpress 5 version. We could discuss which platform is better from a technical stand point, but Wordpress has became a de-facto standard. The lack of the edit node form with vertical tabs on the right column as Drupal 8 or Wordpress already have after many years makes Backdrop to be perceived as an old proposal. Having the capability to create editorial workflows would be a more professional approach.
Considering Backdrop CMS a tool for not so ambitious projects as Drupal 8 is, may lead us to forget than Backdrop is far better that Drupal 7, and for 10 years huge sites has been built with Drupal 7... So huge sites could be built with Backdrop CMS if it was state-of-the-art on editing, SEO and editorial tools. Even if that CMS only focus on a lower-market for any potential customer having an easy experience building content and achiving Google rank . Paragraphs is today on the Backdrop module list but tools as YOAST and others could push this CMS to new levels. Fast deployment and good editing and SEO experience on as easy to use CMS is what inbound marketing tools are demanding.
With so many CMS platforms I foresee that the ones not having the best user experience on creating content are not going to last. Todays Backdrop CMS editor experience is not much more better that first Drupal 7 versions. We could discuss which concrete tools and on which order should be incorporated. Other CMS platforms are evolving on that area and I encourage Backdrop CMS to also face it.