@digeomel Personally I think this started has less advantages these days as Angular CLI maturated. When we started a project 1,5 year ago, CLI was still unreliable, so we decided to go with this starter. We just felt more comfortable without Angular CLI “magic”. I think this is still argument today. If you want to know what the webpack is doing with our code or you need really fine control during build or development process, you can choose such starter. Then you have all webpack config files and you can modify them. However, there is a cost. There is no upgrade guides. With every new version of Angular you have to struggle yourself with upgrading all dependencies, which is pain in the neck. You have no generators until you provide them yourself. To sum up, right now I think I would go with Angular CLI which seems to be better option.