I am still at the learning stage of React. I was curious to discuss this here on Hashnode.
I just saw some npm modules that have similar downloads per week like create-react-app.
create-react-app (in my opinion) just creates the very basic template for react. It also takes a long time to install. Later, I have to install more npm modules like redux, redux-thunk, etc.
I do not mean to say that create-react-app is not good. Let's discuss if there are better alternatives to it.