If you have come here for a quick read, I won’t beat around the bush. There are LOTS of divided opinions out there on the merits of an upgrade to Magento 2, it’s either the best thing since sliced bread or a load of rubbish. It’s all a bit confusing; do you upgrade now, next or never? In a nutshell, here’s what I think;
Don’t rush to get on to Magento 2. BUT, at least make a start.
I just googled this exact statement, then visited the first 8 or 9 organic listings. What answers do you think I found? Do you think it was: Nope, stay where you are?
Nope. To be honest, the most common message in all of them was:
“You are at risk of getting left behind if you do not upgrade now, or at least soon.”
Scare tactics, classic.
Not so much the present. The platform itself is, at most, about 70% finished and to pretend otherwise is foolish. We can’t expect it to be perfect at this point, and we definitely shouldn’t be rushing to make the leap from Magento 1 either.
If you have a really poor web store that is terrible to use, then yes Magento 2 is definitely better than what you have and you should move right now.
However, if you have a fully functioning & stable web store, based on Magento 1.9 for example, then yes, start planning your move to 2 but there is no need to waste time and effort rushing to get on to a platform that is still finding its feet.
Magento are working so hard on the new platform, and I do sympathise as there is quite a bit of negativity being thrown around about Magento 2. The work they’ve done/are doing is fantastic and I do believe we will all soon be saying “Gosh, remember when we were all on Magento 1. It’s so much better now.”
So hold your horses! Stop rushing in, keep testing & I will let you know when it’s time to make the leap ?