You can't measure how good a programming language is.
You can still tell whether a language is fit for a particular task
Calling criticism an issue is the real issue. Hate towards JS is often backed up with real arguments, like it's inconsistency (e.g. pointed out in Gary Bernhardt's Wat talk), inefficience when deploying large applications (having to minify the files or use webpack to minimize the size), and more
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Fallacy Of Red Herring