The problem with Never Trump Republicans is that most of them previously favored one or more of his primary opponents.*
But The Base wasn't wrong concerning the bankruptcy of all that.
Ditto, the Dem establishment, although something authentic did begin to emerge out of that particular debacle.
*Kasich possibly excepted. He's actually very conservative on a longer historical continuum but a proven competent administrator and appears to be able to sometimes take the pragmatic route over ideology. But a good thing there, because he could have beaten Hillary going away and the GOP wouldn't be in a fight for its future existence.