I have been looking at migrating from ASP.NET Web forms to MVC and going from UI for ASP.NET Ajax to Kendo. I assumed that the look and feel of the controls would be similar and that the controls I am using would also be available in Kendo. This is not the case.
For example, the Material theme for the Kendo Grid has a totally different look and feel than RadGrid. Moving to Kendo UI would totally change the look of my current application.
There also doesn't seem to many missing controls, such as RadPageLayout. This means that I would have to look for a new non-Telerik layout template and thus, add extra dependencies to my application.
I assumed that there would be similar capabilities and the themes would be comparable between the 2 products but this is obviously not the case. They appear be two totally separate products.
It does mean that I will be looking at other frameworks as the advantages that I thought came with migrating to Kendo from ASP.Net Ajax (compatible controls, same look and feel) don't actually exist.