Ditto situation and questions Gene, but Adam's recent YouTube about WP blocks and (I'm surmising) no theme, has me also wondering about that route.
Then again, the feeling I've been getting from what Adam and a lot of others are saying is that Kadence blocks rule for even semi complex sites.
Things seem to be changing too fast and in too many diverse directions, and dare I say the SME's can/do forget that many folks (like me) don't get the daily practice they do to much more than continuing to be a neophyte on web site building. I still have problems even with the terminology at times !!
What I'd like to see is Adam doing a revision to his great How to Create a Website series but this time using what he considers to be the next/the best set of tools for the future such as WP/Kadence/Gutenberg