At the end of the post, Paul ends with this:
You may be surprised to hear this from one of the YiiSoft core memeber, but DO NOT recommend to start new project on Yii2 or migrate project from other framework to Yii2. It would be much more reliable for you to use Laravel. It is relatively close to Yii by its architecture and approaches, while it has a commercial background and support, which make its future reliable.
As he writes in this paragraph, I am indeed surprised to read this from one of the Yii core committers. So, the question simply boils down to one simple question: Is Yii slowly dying? It seems to me that it lacks the resources to boost its development rate.
It’d be nice to read your thoughts on this.