I’m one of those “remaining users” that hates Cycles. When I see it mentioned on a help forum, I stop reading. When I watch a help video, I stop watching. Yet thanks to reading Blender site feeds, I’m tolerably familiar with the latest developments… and I KNOW the old Blender Internal engine is going away in a coming release.
All I need is the ability to bake out AO, maybe normals, and possibly a basic materials map with painted on details.
“How to use cycles even if you hate cycles(as I did)” – BlenderNation
— Read on www.blendernation.com/2018/03/24/how-to-use-cycles-even-if-you-hate-cyclesas-i-did/