I did java for about 8 years, never really liked it.
I came back to PHP after about 10 years of not using it, and I loved it.
Bottom line: it's just a language. Languages evolve, and it really depends on what you're trying to achieve which language is suitable to your needs. They're just tools. As with real-life languages, it doesn't hurt to actually learn something about a language before you start bashing it.
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