esbuild, which debuted in 2020, is an existential threat to the triplescripts.org ecosystem—at least where Modern JS is concerned. The esbuild developers are not bad people working for nefarious means.
esbuild papers over the NodeJS ecosystem's problems. The adoption of esbuild means that many programmers will never shed the fundamental problems inherent to the way the NodeJS community tends to do things, since it also provides friction (in the form of apparent build time regressions) opposing gradual improvement. It means NodeJS development is in a sort of gravity well—stuck near a local maximum—like water that is never able to evolve the ability to flow uphill.