With all that said, what is jQuery's legacy? Responses to that one are mixed. While some still actively use it to this day, there is a very common sentiment amongst JS developers that hate it. Another google search on why is jquery hated yields 400,000 results. Most common reasons boil down to:
I hope that I have convinced you to look at jQuery in a more positive light, if you were previously not looking at it that way.
Keep in mind that, when I say this, I am not suggesting that you should still use jQuery for new web applications. What I am saying is that we should reevaluate our opinion on jQuery as a web development culture, and give it the reverence that it deserves.