Use Sailsjs as web framework
We love sailsjs. Of course, it has flaws, but for our team size and the nature of the team we would like to build, sailsjs works really well for us.
Most people find a ton of faults with the waterline ORM that sails use. At higher scale, the waterline is genuinely a bottleneck. We are not too concerned. We just write raw queries at that point when we do want to make performant queries.