@brentsimmons you're absolutely right! I was so perplexed when Apple released Swift, a heavy and complex language with a rich and sophisticated type system, and then marketed it as a great way to build apps. The vast majority of apps would be better off with a scripting language!
Don't get me wrong, though, Swift is a great language, especially for performance. But, I would have preferred Smalltalk (Objective-C without the C!) for apps.