I would rather have people who care about their craftsmanship and are
indifferent about the product than people who care about the product and are
indifferent about the craftsmanship. The former ones do a good job regardless
of what the product is about.
If down the line you find language XYZ is a much better fit, well you still have choices about migration/etc. I wouldn't expect the devs to revolt against this, if it really is a better fit.
Time and technology marches on, that doesn't mean we can't try to make the best tool choices we can while still accepting that change is a fact of life and adapting the best we can.
And, if it is a good tech that fits your business, why wouldn't you?
If that's true, it's kind of awful. "'Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? / That's not my department', says Wernher von Braun."
These are unbelievable fantasies. Where the time comes that another technology is a better fit is few years after when a.) team members might have changed preferences already multiple times b.) given average employee changing job once in 2 years your original team members left.
I think that hiring would is much better when companies hired less on applicant emotional state and more on calm rational decisions about work.