It seems to require a lot of boilerplate in most mature programming languages to accomplish things that we do frequently. For instance: database access, making RESTful web service calls, receiving RESTful web service calls, file IO (especially with commonly-used formats such as CSV), and GUI work. Alternatively, you can usually find a third party library/framework that provides a decent implementation, but the ability is rarely built into the standard library.
What are your thoughts? (Also curious if someone has counter-examples of languages that implement common tasks in the standard library.)