I've been toying with Rust, and I'm impressed. It's not a language for every application, but it's a good competitor for many.
Of course there are bugs. Do you know how many bugs gcc has had? Gazillions. I remember sticking to 2.95 for a loooong time.
The syntax is great. Why should it be remarkable? It's compact, and as readable as any other C-like syntax. And it has some great (semantic) features. Traits, iterators, function application, it's what C++ should have done instead of rely on STL.
I haven't seen a problem with their community. Of course there are some unsympathetic, tyrannicalish characters in the mod pool. Now, who else does that description make you think? Their code of conduct seems to be a bit heavy on the harassment issue, which smells of bad PC culture, but I haven't seen any of it.
> There's no reason to use Rust, in my opinion.
Then don't use it. But you're not better of with any of the other languages. D is a bit of a joke, and I wouldn't touch Scala. I've seen its horrible framework obsession and performance. It's all about what you value in a language and what suits your style best.
I think Rust deserves a chance.