>>But in many cases it *is* the favorite language of people with real >>problems to solve.
>For sure it is the favorite programming language of people who know >no other programming language.
I do know programming languages other than Mathematica. Quite probably the list of programming languages I've used is and have experience with is far shorter than your list. But, my preferred tool for solving the type of problems I encounter is Mathematica because I find I can more quickly and efficiently solve problems with the tools available in Mathematica than I can with other languages such as FORTRAN, C, C++, Pascal and others.