php artisan preset none. At the time of writing, preset artisan command is only available for Laravel 5.5.
Projects that still run on PHP 5 can't use Laravel later than 5.4. Yet, some web hostings still not support PHP 7. Thus, most of them 'stuck' on Vue.js preset.
Of course, you can't be stuck to a front-end framework just because there is no preset artisan command. You can just set up your package.json manually by using npm command and by adding required packages one by one. What if you don't want the hassle of setting up the npm packages?