The choice of Haskell based Plutus was deliberate to create a "Formally verifiable Secure" smart contract.
A smart contract becomes useless once bugs are discovered in some layer every year. To be recognised as a dependable platform with a larger scope and mainstream adaptation Formal methods supported by math were a critical requirement.
Therefore, there is a school of thought that developers who can learn and write "Secure Contract" will be more valuable and dependable. However, for fun applications where security is not a major constraint wrapper are also being developed. As it can be appreciated I guess Plutus is being prioritised to bring in "Secure" Contract.