I found these two blog posts by the project author to be really convincing arguments as to why to use it. https://vis4.net/blog/posts/mastering-multi-hued-color-scales/https://vis4.net/blog/posts/avoid-equidistant-hsv-colors/
Will be doing so for my next project!
There are lots of similar librariers to Chroma. You didn't have to use D3. Did you check GitHub?