"admins who work with Cisco are very familiar with"
the bleeping command line. That's what we are bleeping familiar with.
Meraki is the only thing in their line with a UI that isn't trash, and it sounds like they plan to spend 5 more years building something else instead of cleaning that up and porting it when they bought it.
(Cisco bought Meraki 10 years ago)
Cisco is a dinosaur, their gear has slowly turned into trash, and five years from now they will be five years deeper in the same hole, because they say they want to fill that hole in, but they are still standing at the bottom with a shovel digging.