user451 I mainly use it for work so it's at latest v2.0.4. I've got a duplicate dev site I've updated to v3.1.4 just so I know what amendments I need to do when I take the leap.
All the other hobby sites I've done are at latest v1.4.
I've always liked the simplicity of the mechanics behind Evo and the control it offers to designers. I'm a hobbyist programmer, have been for years. Somethings seem straight forward and just need a little time to juggle in my head, others not so easy. Laravel is in the later. Although I keep looking and wondering and considering what there is in laravel worth my time to get in Evo and more importantly how to do it.
I would say, provided the same template, template variables, chunks, snippets and plugins remain then the core of Evo is intact and others can continue to use it as many of us have over the years.
I've recently relooked at wordpress and things are slowly starting to make sense which is scary! Obviously WP has a world of input for every aspect of it but I'd rather stay clear of using it at work just because Evo has moved on.
Hopefully everything we know remains and laravel et al can be a great inclusion in the framework.
Praise where it's due though. I really like the single user table approach. Been something I've quietly wanted for ages.