Maybe they were hypnotised by Symatec's "expert"?
The advantage for VXers could be that they are more familiar with that specific language as opposed to some other languages and the language itself may offer some degree of flexibility in coding terms," Paul Wood, a security researcher at Symantec told El Reg.
"It also might be more resilient to reversing attempts by researchers as Go isn't really mainstream. The latter may be more a perception by the coders than in reality."
Or then again, maybe not. Or perhaps it's too many fish in the atmosphere? Seems like the only thing Paul Wood will actually be sure of is that the computers of you and your loved ones need Symantec installed today with all the flaky performance-killing options enabled...