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It's not a macho thing for me. I use the tools that are easiest to use and do the job. Anyway, I have used a lot of different programming languages, and it's the Java ecosystem specifically that I've always found overwhelming whenever I've tried to dabble with it. So I think the problem is Java, not me.

There's nothing "macho" involved in this, your language describing your own state of mind is inflammatory and (hopefully, for your sake) inaccurate.

You may need to expand your comfort zone with regard to mild hyperbole.

"Terrifying? What if something REALLY happens to you? You used 'terrifying' on the Java ecosystem!"[1]

[1]: http://zenpencils.com/comic/95-louis-c-k-we-dont-think-about...

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