Well said. You rewrote my whole article in four lines!
This is called "subjectivism".
If the majority of people thinks that TypeScript is awesome and productive (according to surveys), then so be it, why try to convince people otherwise because you don't agree with it? We don't need to change your mind and neither us.
All the comments in this "article" are just that, subjective, including mine. The only positive thing here is people pointing out good points based on actual data, not assumptions like this article.
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