It’s not weird at all. I recognize the need to use JS in the web browser, if only indirectly. However, I am not compelled to use JS exclusively when writing a web browser application. I can use a language that transpiles to JS, and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’m using JS as a kind of assembly language.
The benefit is that I get to use a superior programming language instead of JS. Sure, it’s JS under the hood, but so what? Nobody cares. The important thing is that I get to avoid using JS directly.