And that's just how jQuery has done me wrong. The real reason I hate it is how it continuously cripples programmers by teaching them idiotic programming patterns that should never have existed in the first place. You don't write a 2000 line application with CHAINING CONSTANTLY. Ever hear of a variable?! Do you think it might be better to use them instead of constantly abusing the queryselector? Do you think CPU cycles are free!? "OH HEY! IT CACHES THO!" Yeah, I'll bet it does it better than the native selector
I think jQuery should be remembered as the lib that broke the internet. jQuery is the first lib that became so popular that the RFC process was aborted and now Risig makes up some idiotic shit on his own and we call it "standard" because of the logical fallacy "appeal to popularity". Just because a lot of people like it does not make it correct. Actually, given the average skill of web programmers I would say popularity should work against it.