Thanks for your opinionated post! So far, I've only taken a few steps into the event-framework-world. After reading a bit of POE docs I soon tripped about more and more comments which said "avoid POE". AE promised to master them all. And when I started to dive into AE, exactly what you've described began to happen: I found myself writing a while loop again AND event triggers and listeners etc.
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An old-fashioned serial loop structure plus some threading might not have the bells and whistles of events, but your post convinced me to try the "pragmatic path" first. Keep it simple stupid, once again. I think I need to re-think my design...