I definitely was trying to draw the parallels that it all can both be a lot of effort for developers and can make the experience worse for the devs :)
Of course. But you know how these devs are when you go after their precious JS; they'll take any excuse to call you lazy or an inferior developer.
One thing I wanted to add is why I disagree with JS so much: JS offloads page loading to the user's browser, freeing up the server. Seems cheap to me, and makes my browser work harder than it needs to. When it's for personalization, alright, but most JS use isn't for that purpose.
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