I would agree with this. I've been using EF since its early days and very much enjoy it. Even better, EF7 is coming and its even more lightweight than 6 is. It is also capable of working with Unstructured data (Like NOSQL or other data formats) in the same way as it currently works with structured data. I think personally it will be hard to justify any move away from it and would definitely be in favour of a less proprietary solution and a set of patterns based directly on EF6/7. EF and Microsoft are already proprietary enough, no way would I switch to a smaller company, at least not on a professional system. No offense guys, but not including EF really is not an option and is one of the reasons which makes me think twice about going for the pro edition or the DB design patterns.
May 10, 2015
Thanks everyone for your feedback.
We will take this certainly into consideration for the next release VS 2015 / .NET 4.6.
Jack Poorte, Jul 16, 2015