I don’t think it even tries to compete against legacy apps, but many apps that are coming out are relying indeed on Electron. In my case, most apps that i tend to use on my desktop happen to be Electron apps: Spottify, Atom, Visual Studio Code, Slack, Discord, Whatsapp and Hyperterm. They’re all beyond what a conventional C++/C# counterpart could deliver given the same amount of time, money and human hands.
There are tens of thousands of desktop applications that are being developed as we speak. Are you suggesting that most of them are using Electron? I’d like to see some evidence to support this.
I have never denied that Electron is popular. My point was: Electron has not won the desktop. Not by a long shot.