React is easy to pick up as it has a small surface API. A maintainer will learn it easily and reason about the code without many issues. It's certainly much easier to maintain than a jQuery or Angular 1 app. Therefore React makes things better.
Note: I am supported in this view by the author of How Fast Can You Learn React?
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.