they are doing a lot of things right, first and foremost keeping an open mind. Every ReactJS meetup I've been to I've had very intersting conversation with very nice people, which I think is the absolutely most important thing
as snobby as it sounds, I still find the idea of the "power continuum" by Paul Graham to be very fitting. A programmer (or anybody for that matter) should always be looking for more expressive tools to do their job. If all you know is Blub, then everything is an object, and good luck to you.