But eventually i learned to work with it and it did change my mind.
Would i, in 2017, go through the mind warping pain and use c#/asp.net on the server instead of Node? At gunpoint maybe. Would i write a desktop app in XAML/GTK/Xamarin instead of React? You’d have to force me. Would i write a mobile app using anything other than React-native? Nope.
No offence, but you’re blinded by what you think you know preventing you from seeing what you’re missing. Assuming everyone else must be in some kind of psychosis is kind of lazy.