A tweet quoted in Why Deprecating async() is the Worst of all Options:
The fact that top men standardized something already broken tells me I'm not smart enough to use C++11 or 14 in production
Unrealistic expectations of perfection are not smart. Rejecting all the goodness in C++11 because of the issues with std::async and std::future is not smart. If you don’t come across the pitfalls when learning about C++11, you’re not being smart in how you learn about C++11.*
So, I guess I agree, but I don’t think this has anything to do with people involved with C++11. ☻
*I currently only get to write C++11 in my spare time, and nigh everything I’ve read about std::async mentioned the known issue.