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That's because I spend a lot of time using functional languages (elixir, elm, a lit bit of reason).
And it seems to me that functions are much easier to compose, extend, and reuse.

Think of it as a personal preference.

Makes sense. I've been using Kotlin which is as close to functional as you can get on the JVM without breaking from the stdlib, so it was a bit rough learning to mix and match OOP and functional. I definitely prefer functional style but can be dangerous when trying to use libs and frameworks which are often just wrappers around java classes, if at all.

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