With the last big release, namely C++20, the language had been extended with what I’d consider some essential features a modern programming language should have. Stackless coroutines are basic necessities to elegantly and efficiently implement asynchronous code, statemachines and more. Modules should significantly improve compilation times. And concepts will make working with templates a better experience. Understandably with such a huge release the expectations for C++23 were high. Nevertheless the new release turned out to be more down-to-earth, but that might actually be a good thing!