Seeing that UF uses Laravel’s ORM, why e.g. pick a different framework for the routing (Slim) and not go full Laravel?
The thinking being that by going full Laravel, we could be getting:
a) More architecture cohesiveness since we are dealing with a single (very popular) framework
b) Simpler upgrade path for the UF core, for the reason above
c) Better educational experience. It’s better to know one technology well, rather than bits and pieces of different platforms.