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It's hard to find good programmers in any language, and the more popular, the harder it is.
In my mind, the subject of Ruby's demise has been beaten to death already. The definitive piece to me was Jeff Atwood's http://blog.codinghorror.com/why-ruby from 2013 (!):
Ruby isn't cool any more. Yeah, you heard me. It's not cool to write Ruby code any more. All the cool people moved on to slinging Scala and Node.js years ago. Our project isn't cool, it's just a bunch of boring old Ruby code. Personally, I'm thrilled that Ruby is now mature enough that the community no longer needs to bother with the pretense of being the coolest kid on the block. That means the rest of us who just like to Get Shit Done can roll up our sleeves and focus on the mission of building stuff with our peers rather than frantically running around trying to suss out the next shiny thing.
That said, if you feel strongly about Ruby (Opal) advocacy, they could use your help over at https://gitter.im/AstonJ/Opal-and-Co--Strategies cc @AstonJ