I can understand @velcrome in some points, as i pass a little the same as many of us migrating to stride.
My main clues were this:
-Understanding entities and components.
-Understanding viewports and cameras.
-Low level pipeline in materials and meshes.
-No editor helpers for cameras and light without debug view.
-instances not unified ( color , transform needs dif nodes )
-differences between all the kind of windows (scenewindow, scenetexture,texturewindow, etc…
-Depth and blending.
-Document texture handling.
When your mind is fixed in way of work, expects the rest work as we think. But , Gamma is not beta. as much as many of us wonder to get the same feeling, Gamma is another thing,another feeling, is not high level at all, of course, as make you learn many concepts from C# programming and .NET to acomplish many tasks, but that learning curve is a must when you are dealing with all this libraries to work together in a patching enviroment, also, entity/component system is quite new for beta users, once you understand it makes the structure and the workflow really good , every patch takes you a little more of time to understand, and VL.stride is still borning in my opinion,sometimes boring for those who want a direct result, the best is to find wich situations are better for you to use it, and if not , you will always have dx11 in beta.
But i must say that low level in stride let you have a little hole of freedom for developers and users that want to extend it, we could have less nodes, that does the things more directly to do the same as beta. but as the complexity of the system grows, make also understand how this really works ,while devvvvs are polishing it.
Well for new users…? yes this will be a rough road… no video documentation, no step by step guide, but well, you come from beta… in the beginning F1 was not there for many of the nodes. that means we need some years, maybe , meanwhile we can dig in into it. Stride is powerful and complex, even as an engine, is easier to use it in gamma than by itself.
-In my opinion we lack a channel of video docs that help beta users to do same things than in beta in a clean way, mostly for those irritated jejeje… i mean not random examples. just covering the main topics, but if so, who will do it?
-Also for new users, we lack a series of “attractive” videos with some fancy results to get more people diving with us.
-Even maybe a monthly twitch session to solve main topics just about stride will be interesting.
Beta was in the beginning not easy for me, i expected gamma was, after 10 years of beta user. but i learned to start to learn again. if you have time…
Everything you know is wrong.