You see here and there a lot of prominent people on the internet trying Crystal and having a good time.
However unfortunately Crystal is too immature and lacks necessary core developers to advance further in a space where already mature players are dominating.
The Ruby shops are unlikely to just “rewrite in Crystal”. We can see that in Stripe or Shopify that it’s more likely for them to hire people that can help them in some way to fix Ruby’s performance (Graal,Rubinius,JRuby).
That leaves Crystal to count on people that pick it for their brownfield projects.
I was thinking if cold e-mails or approaching people like Shopify CEO Tobi could actually lead to some form of corporate support.