Node is a pretty big deal to us. When we committed to using Node in production, we were head-over-heels excited about learning the ins and outs of Express, Connect, and Socket.io the hard way. But as we developed our team and started working with larger customers, we realized the need for a conventional structure on top of Node to (1) reduce the total cost of implementation/ownership and (2) allow our projects to be efficiently maintained after we hand over the keys. That's how Mike ended up building Sails.js. We're humbled and impressed every day by the fantastic community that has rallied around us. In less than three years, Sails has emerged as the most popular MVC framework for Node.js.