Me, a few weeks ago:
I think listening to Node.js hype at all is foolish. It's just not worth having an opinion about. It leads to a foolish brattiness in those who believe it and an equally foolish hostility in those who harp on its flaws. Hype is hype. It's bullshit. Let it go. Node will change course to accomodate all its critics sooner or later, just like Rails did, and in the meantime there's a lot of exciting work going on. People are building very interesting things, and the browser landscape is changing so fast that by the time Node grows up a little, web development will be an entirely different world.
Liam Kaufman, today:
I always found it odd that accessing DOM elements with Ruby, or Python, wasn’t as easy as it was with jQuery...I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s possible to use jQuery to parse web pages with Node.js.