I defend the React.
The main reason is that by choosing a library that focuses on MVC’s “V” only, we can intuitively pass the most processing backend and handle the Laminas themselves, strengthening the framework.
React is already mature enough to work without an absurd amount of additional third party libraries, it is possible to go React + Material basically with the React 16.12+ native API
Maybe what a PHP programmer wants is just a powerful template engine for their APIs / Graphqls, not a new framework for handling logic that may come clean for use.
Or thinking deeper, even an Next.js, the React Framework, if the key is standardization.
Opting for React, in my opinion could gain more popularity.
It would be the perfect marriage. It would encourage more users to contribute admin with the same language as programming their frontend to their clients.