Totally agree.. Bootstrap would have been nice to see. Reading Nikola's commets, I have to say they are absolutely nonsense.
1. It does not follow the best practices.
Completely wrong. It does follow best practices. In fact, there are several best practice rules broken with NopTemplates that I have come across as a developer in working with their themes. They are very reluctant to help, from my experience.
2. The Responsive version of the Website is not optimal.
With Boostrap 4, It is very response. It is very easy to make a simple code change to achieve desired result. NopTemplates is very poorly written. I have purchased several of their themes in the past and have since given up on them., just far too many issues. I have reported number bugs to their ticket system to have them fixed. Their css responded very poorly to things that bootstrap achieves with ease.. I am happy to share with you some of the bugs I have reported.
3. Your Design in Limited.
The 12 column layout with 4 breakpoints is a huge restriction on the possibilities of your design. Having a predefined frame that you are not allowed to go out of can result in similar and boring looks of your website.
Again absolute nonsense...you can code break points to override. The break points in NopTempolates are all over the place mixed in various style sheets.. a nightmare maintain if you want to make a simple change... breaks everything.
4. It is Lazy, not better.
If you are capable of writing good CSS you can achieve everything that Bootstrap gives you and beyond that with not a lot of work and you will get rid of the conflicts that you can experience when using class-based grid systems.
Complete and utter nonsense, Boostrap allows you to work smarter, not harder.
5. You will not be taken seriously.
By who, NopTemplates? Again, complete foolishness. I do not take NopTemplates serious anymore.
If you want templates written in Boostrap, try https://nop4you.com/ They have beautifully written templates that use the latest version of Boostrap, and if you make a change to the css, its doenst crumble like a deck of cards like NopTemplates.