Divergence in preferences are real! My preferences are weird. You probably wouldn't have liked them. Look at the design goals in the early versions of the manual or even later versions. If I'd stayed in charge (or even asserted a more robust sense of "being in charge" when I was nominally moreso) the result would have been, I think, fairly unpopular. The Rust I Wanted probably had no future, or at least not one anywhere near as good as The Rust We Got. The fact that there was any path that achieved the level of success the language has seen so far is frankly miraculous. Don't jinx it by imagining I would have done any better!