Hi @hughbris thanks for the head’s up about the icons, they should show again now.
With the whole discussion about Gutenberg that is forced into WP, I think it is a good time to look around for alternatives to use when people want a simple fast site without all the bells and whistles. I have experimented with Grav, of which SO WP is an example and for my other site I am using Kirby CMS, which to be honest has my preference over Grav.
And you are absolutely right about many plugins “solving” crappy features and other annoying crap of either WP itself or of other plugins. That should not be necessary, but unfortunately is, which also begs the question whether it has perhaps outgrown itself?