[Rust] the language had to dedicate so much real estate to this (difficult) problem alone, it became a disharmonic creature with one bulging muscle and little of anything else.
— Andrei Alexandrescu (creator of D) on reddit
I for one think of this as high praise for Rust – it's a young language, and having solved the hard part makes for a great foundation. I trust the other missing 'muscle' (mostly easier/more powerful metaprogramming) will come in time. I should note that the (difficult) problem in question is managing memory (semi-)automatically without GC.