The Rust language is good. I would like to use it more. Everything attached to Rust is too much work.
I worked with C and other languages to build simple quick utility applications. C development is too slow when you move past the most basic code. The Rust compiler includes a lot of useful stuff for those slightly larger projects but the rest of the Rust infrastructure is too much work.
I end up using easier languages that just work without jumping through all the rusty hoops.
The cargo system probably helps with very large projects but is a speed bump when you want just a little bit of extra code. For my small beginner projects, the infrastructure becomes a roadblock and I switch to another language, removing opportunities to explore Rust.
Of three attempts to use Rust, one failed due to the lack of a working GUI and two failed because the infrastructure overheads were too difficult.
How did you learn Rust? Are there tutorials for people who just want to run up a little utility the way you would with gcc?