Beside the REST API limits, what are the other limitations of using a plugin vs REST API?
One really big disadvantage for a plugin is it must go through Figma’s review process before being published to the plugin store. As a developer, if you have a bug, all your users will be stuck until Figma approves the new version.
But the more important question is in terms of the capabilities of plugin API vs REST API. Can a plugin do more than the REST API in terms of the data it can read from the design file? Is there some data\properties not available though the REST API?