When I first had heard of Rust, I was intimidated, and didn't quite understand it. However, I seemingly just couldn't escape it, and soon enough found myself reading The Book. It took me a large number of months to get through it, but finishing The Book and learning Rust have been one of the most important and influential moments in my programming journey. I would highly recommend _everyone_ spend some time with the language and learn why it works the way it does. It is a true marvel, and when you get the hang of it, an absolute pleasure to write!
"People complain about Rust syntax. I think that most of the time when people think they have an issue with Rust’s syntax, they actually object to Rust’s semantics."