I switched to the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress this week. I kinda like it. The first real change to the default editor in just about forever. Right off the bat it's obvious they're focusing on a lot more than just blogging. Now we have more of a first class full on content editor.
Instead of one free form text area you now insert blocks. Blocks can be made up of text, images, media, quotes. Wanna write a straight blog post, just add blocks of text. Wanna embed media, blocks make it super easy to do that. And in my testing it all 'just worked'. Not bad for something that isn't 'production' per-se. It won't ship officially until WP 5.0 and early birds can use it by installing the plugin.
There is a bit of a "kinda solves a problem I didn't have" feel to it. Adding images and media wasn't something I was having all that much bother with? But I can see this being super appealing to a wider audience. About the only thing I didn't immediately like is that it decided to hijack the Flickr link I used for the previous post. Adding additional CSS and alignment wasn't really the help I was after. I hope I can figure out how to turn that off as having 3 extra manual steps per photo post doesn't seem appealing.