Here’s the thing, though. For me, as an admitted newbie, I’ve tried several frameworks. I finally settled on ESX. And pretty much everything I have so far operates within the ESX framework. As nice an idea as a non-ESX system sounds, I do not know enough about FiveM Lua scripting to un-ESX everything.
You mentioned building your own framework. That’s nice, I think I’ll name it “NDX” for “Andy’s X” or “No Damned Extended.”