It's a good "why should I care about D" article. I frequent
Hacker News, and one thing that seems to get people really hyped
about a language is "Getting Things Done", as well as all the
functional programming hype.
One thing that caught my eye:
"I also recommend the book The D Programming Language by Alexei
Alexandrescu. The author not only describes the language but also
explains the reasoning behind the language design. Apart from
learning about D, you learn a lot about programming in general,
and believe it or not, it’s also fun to read."
I have to agree, Andrei has a great writing style. I've read TDPL
through 3 times now, and I can't say that there's any section
that I find dry or boring.