Components - working alternatives?

Has anyone figured a good practice for integrating components in
Rails? render_component has exactly the interface I need but its
depreciated and in generally hated on by everyone. I looked at ezra’s
cell’s plugin, but it doesnt look like its gotten much traction.

I’m building a module based application so I cant use only partials (I
already tried that route… it was a clusterf*%&). Performance isnt a
problem for me yet (the site has super low traffic), so I’m going to
keep on using render_component, but I’d love to switch if someone has
a better alternative.

Thanks in advance!