Re: I suspect there are quite a few Java devs out there
As my career started in resource constrained times, I was formed as a C/Assembler then C++ guy.
When Java appear in the 90s I made the effort to learn it but soon became disillusioned with it as a fat, lumbering sloth of a thing that would use many times the memory and cycles to do the same thing as I could with my old comfortable friend languages.
I still don't see any reason to use so much resource just because it's available.
Python, great and I got into it helping my son through school with it, it does some exceptional things.
Python will take over the world though, it's the new BASIC and the enthusiasts/makers love it.