For me, note interlinking is one of the most important features of Bear. The fact that Bear works within a database makes it incredibly easy to work with links, and if I create a link [[like this]] a corresponding note will be automatically created.
In Panda, this functionality seems to be missing. I suspect it will be re-added with time but I’m worried about its future functionality. Notebooks app works similarly like the direction Panda is going in and I always found trying to link between notes to be fiddly at best. I also can’t see how linking to a specific heading within another note (file?) would work with Panda.
The new features look great but without the current ease of interlinking, Bear would lose the main reason I’m using it.