Questions Regarding Matplotlib

Hello there! I have been having so much fun in the past 2 weeks with Dataquest and loving it so far. Now I have some experience using R for data analysis before, namely performing exploratory data analysis and using the tidyverse package, and I must say that I feel ggplot2 is somewhat superior to matplotlib.

I just finish some of the exploratory analysis missions and feel that Matplotlib, compared to ggplot2, is vastly inferior in term of aesthetic, ease of use, and functionality. Is this actually the case or is it because of my own lack of experience?