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I think there's a few reasons.

1) In VS, it's a go to language for desktop development, yes and sorry, there are tens of thousands of those in use every day. No need for cross platform, ever. While it's still a substantial market, it has been eclipsed by cross platform stuff. I know it's fully capable of that, but you start to lose the advantage of the language in a hurry.
2) To my first case point above, there's also a split between vb.net and C# that dilutes the usage. (Fire away!) Being bilingual, those translations back and forth are pretty easy in the .net environment. Yes, I know the differences but over the years there's a lot of parity and you may never hit a wall in vb.net that is solved in C# in real world apps.
3) Without a good reason, you're not going to move from C/C++ to C#. You might if find yourself in a RAD desktop scenario, but you're probably not chasing that world if it's out of your comfort zone.
4) Programming has matured some into more of a profession. Your eye doctor doesn't see some new ortho procedure and think; "hey, I'll be an orthopedist". I still glance at the newest languages, but it's not the 80's or 90's and having time to play with a massive language isn't a hobby anymore.

The be all, end all, one size fits all theory (Java,lmao) hasn't really panned out well. Languages are tools that have their best use. You can put a screw in with a hammer, but it's liable not to be pretty.
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