Someone above said
“hassio is build for the less experienced users that are less able to program.”
This is true. I am less able to program, because I am a Network engineer, not a programmer. So, programming wise, I am barely able to get by. Hassio takes care of that need for me.
Someone above ALSO said:
“hass is grown because of the more experienced users that are able to program.”
This only partially true. Since I am not a programmer, and hassio doesn’t require me to be, I spend HOURS per week tweaking, improving increasing my hassio installation. Also, I have convinced four of my smart home friends to install and configure hassio BECAUSE they do not have to be programmers (which they are not). Maybe there is a way to determine the number of home assistant users and the number of hassio users, I don’t know. BUT if there were a way to do that, I would expect that many more people run hassio than run homeassistant. I may be wrong, but it would be good to know.
I would close my comment by saying this…if home assistant is for programmers and hassio is not, and someone like @frenck writes an addon for HASSIO users, then all you programmers who are bitching can just stop your bitching and PROVE you are programmers; you know, do what programmers do. I am not sure it is profitable to throw rocks at a person who is doing something for free, because that person MAY just stop contributing at all. If you lose the hassio community, there will be no way this platform could ever go mainstream, because non-programmers would never even try it.