@HMM, you echo the sentiments of everyone here who actually use Blocs to build client websites. I looked and see I purchased Blocs on 12-1-17, so I’m coming up on a year in a couple months. In that time, I’ve been pretty actively engaged here in the forum, and have seen a fairly steady addition of improvements to Blocs even in that short 10 month period. I’m quite sure @Norm (founder) is well aware of the most important items on everyone’s “wish list” and will do all he can to add those features/functionality over time. Like you, I’m super anxious to see Blocs v3 unveiled as I know it will contain many new enhancements.
Prior to using Blocs, I used Adobe Brackets and just wrote raw code. The moment I saw Blocs though, I knew it was for me, because it freed me up to focus more on design than coding. It automates so many otherwise drudgerous (is that a word? if not, it should be haha) tasks and makes them quick and easy. I LOVE THAT.
My hope is that Blocs continues to get better and better, with the robust features we developers all want and need in order to build truly top-notch websites.
I’m currently working on my first Blocs project which incorporates the CMS you alluded to. I’m using Pulse. I’ve found it a bit complex to work with, but in fairness, this website is for a Property Management company and utilizes Pulse to create and manage a fairly large database of apartment listings information and accompanying photos. I actually brought in a fellow developer who’s stronger in back-end coding to help accomplish this complex integration, which includes a search function and map screens.
Oh, and one more thing… if you haven’t already, I’d highly recommend @Eldar 's training video series for Blocs. It’s been an indispensable resource for me, especially in the early stages. I continue to refer to certain sections of the videos as needed and am often prodding @Eldar to make more, covering different areas. Here’s a link to the videos if you’re interested: https://eldargezalov.com/
I’d love to check out some of your websites built with Blocs if you want to share.