I dunno why, but I find it interesting that it looks like a in-house project from Squarespace. It has many similar design elements, esp regarding the content blocks shown in the preview. Not saying that its a bad thing...
The editor also borrows heavily from Medium. Everything is derivative. Doesn't mean it's not a good product, though.
Agreed. Never said it wasn't.
Who is this for, what's the target?
I'd guess anyone who might need Wordpress. Seems like they are adding features for small publications, too.
Did they ever release the Dashboard?
... not yet.
Actually the strongest asset for Ghost for me is the self hosted version where you get a damn great blog platform for free.
Looks cool, anyone has experience deploying it to firebase?
Afaik, you can't deploy to Firebase Hosting, since it's not static. You can hold on Google Cloud Platform, through.
WordPress is also planning a new editor for the next version, called Gutenberg.
It also uses blocks to create content and it's quite similar to this one – which means that is also heavily inspired by the Medium editor.