I thought that too James.
There is another place where I think Elixir is excelling - and that is influencing us on how we develop. I've learned so much about how some of the best modern approaches to development can be incorporated into Elixir while learning about Elixir itself. Such as how to implement Microservices, how to code with single responsibility in mind etc. On top of that we have Elixir and Phoenix themselves pushing best practices (the way Elixir apps are structured, Phoenix Contexts, etc).
@pragdave in particular has been particularly inspiring thought provoking topics (and I am hoping to start some discussions about these in the near future).
For me this has been somewhat of an unexpected but massively welcome bonus.