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Efficient MVC Development in ASP.NET?

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I am from an ASP.NET WebForms background, but recently have been researching ASP.NET MVC.  My current understanding of MVC is that it is better suited for mobile, especially when both a standard and mobile version of a web app are needed.  Also, it would seem that the ASP.NET community, as a whole, is moving away from WebForms and toward MVC.

One area that I do not seem to understand is how to efficiently develop in MVC.  ASP.NET Webforms comes with a lot of very quick-to-implement controls (Grid, ListView, etc.), but many of these controls in Webforms are not available in MVC.  

How can anyone justify moving from Web Forms to MVC, when it would seem like so much of the automation in Webforms (e.g. drag and drop) would disappear, and you would be back to hand-writing so much code (re-inventing the wheel)?

Thank you for any light you could shine on this topic and for any clarifications you can provide to anything that I may be missing.


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