This is very true, but...
I am a Senior Embedded Software Engineer at a Fortune 500 company. I work on a code-base of millions of lines of C with 300 of my closest development buddies who are located all over the world. The distribution of abilities is as you would expect with this statistically significant sample of developers. I spend a lot of my time tracking down tricky memory corruption bugs in C by hand that would have been caught by the Rust compiler. What's more, dangling pointers and buffer overflows are the worst kinds of bugs because they often lead to security vulnerabilities.
An excellent engineer can write excellent C, but a poor engineer can overflow buffers and leave dangling pointers hanging around... but not in Rust.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken