This is a really interesting topic I’ll be watching pretty closely as I do enjoy my Bower workflow with Sage. With that said I’d love to see more innovation regarding front end package management, all too often devs don’t setup or maintain their bower packages properly.
In this case, would there need to be some sort of transition from sage sites using bower or leave as is. Especially, if Bower becomes more unsupported or than supported. Ive had a steep learning curve with bower and it makes me sad that things may change so soon.
I sometimes miss the days of Roots 6.0. I still have a site I maintain on 6.5.2 and every time I type in grunt I wait for an error, but it keeps chugging along.