Nonetheless C# is a nice language. I enjoy writing C# code, just as I enjoy writing Swift code.
(For starters, Swift desperately needs to include most of the points from "Generic Manifesto" to be comparable with more mature languages like C#. Not being able to return a generic interface from a function is just silly)
That's a pretty sweeping generalization. Most of the headline features in the article are already in other languages e.g. Scala.
I agree that C# is far more widely used than Scala, but Scala is being used by significant numbers of developers esp. for Spark. Tiobe is also widely regarded as a pretty poor indicator of language adoption.
I was hoping for deterministic lifetimes in this release.... just kidding. Must be me being used to C++'s RAII and useful destructors.
I believe your comment is a huge generalisation.