WordPress 4.9 now available
Version 4.9 of WordPress, named “Tipton” in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, has now been released.
New functionality focuses on redesign workflow review and approval which is probably a feature not required for the majority of WP users. Plus lots of features to protect inexperienced users and developers from making mistakes while making code changes. You can read more about it here.
Sadly, in our opinion, as WordPress evolves, it is becoming overly complicated and bloated. If you keep adding functionality eventually you make things too complex to use.