Which tradeoff? Full stack/backend vs excitement about product
I have 1.5 yoe with primarily backend development. I would like to grow my skills in backend development, particularly system design. Some of the companies I'm interested in have a fullstack culture: they want all their engineers to work across the stack, barring a few exceptions. Other companies hire specifically for backend engineers, but I am less excited about their product.
Which tradeoff did you make? Has anyone here done primarily backend development before, then joined a company with a fullstack culture and thrived?