I will leave you with this chart below where you might be able to find a few leads that explain why this programming language packs a punch.
There are no words to describe the feeling of typing countless of paranthesis and semicolons. It feels redundant. I feel like the language itself was made so complex to scare programmers away. Nonetheless, after typing thousands of these annoying characters (semi-colons and brackets), you realize that the language is training you to be diplomatic about programming. In other words, this is not a language for lazy and undisciplined programmers.