Dunno, I like Haskell. It has minimal boilerplate, it's fast, it aligns well with my desire to avoid state... I like it.
But then, I've never been very pragmatic, so maybe that's why imperative languages sometimes annoy me.
C is actually quite OK, at least it doesn't pretend to be the ultimate language to end all languages - the goal of the language hasn't changed much since the 1970s. PHP, OTOH, is really horrible in this regard.