Every time I hear about Emacs and tabs I've thought "who cares?" and never looked further. Thanks to Mickey Peterson's latest summary though (https://www.masteringemacs.org/article/whats-new-in-emacs-27-1), I finally tried... and it's actually quite good! I have a lightly-customised escreen configuration I use, but I might just replace it with tabs (particularly if I can figure out how to toggle display of the tab-bar itself).
All I use escreen for is windows and different stacks of recent buffers, so I'm not hard to please.