Now that compilers have largely caught up to it, I like it.
Prior to 2005 or so, give or take a couple years depending on the compiler, C++ was a dog. The Stepanov Abstraction benchmark used to show massive slowdowns for moderate levels of abstraction in many cases. Then, it seemed like everyone caught up, and compilers were peeling those abstractions back to nothing. Zero penalty.
C++ suddenly became rather interesting to me.
Anyone here that does not know C++?
I think I open the various books on C++ and have a bang at her.