@justmeow Some desire, yes.
We experimented with webpack initially, but it was never fully rolled out. It is part of our v2 plans, of which we are still in the planning stage of 😄
Grunt itself is just used for the watcher, do you mean ./nodebb build? Our hand-rolled bundler?
Part of us dragging our heels on that one is a sense of it not being broken, so there's no need to fix, heh.