That folks, right there, is the money quote.
To me, this is a good thing. More hands helping. More infrastructure to help with the builds. More time allotted to working on it instead of “in spare time”. It also sounds like iX will likely be using TrueOS as a basis for their products (if not, sorry for reading too much into it).
Agreed. Most websites are overly flashy. Unless all your frameworks have undergone security audits, every one you use is a potential hole that is harder to see and harder to fix.