It's time file/media management becomes a first-class citizen in Drupal. It should have been a full-fledged initiative for D8.
[Solution X] was left alone by the Big Players after initial backing (Looking at you, [company A]).
There is no doubt that [solution X] is the future. [Solution Y] has a few features that can be incorporated but it takes a very hacky approach.
I really like what [solution Y] is doing. [Solution Y] has the content creators in mind like NO other solution.
We need to focus on the content creators! The state of media handling is overall appalling.