My initial impressions of Go have always been somewhat negative because I was comparing it to things like Scala, Haskell, and Python. However, having read a good part of the tutorial, I've changed my opinion. I really like Go! Go doesn't try to be an extension of C to make it more like Smalltalk--that's Objective C. Go doesn't try to be the end-all-be-all of object-oriented languages derived from C--that's Scala. Since it neither maintains backwards compatibility with C nor adds a ton of features, I originally had a hard time getting excited about Go. Now I see that Go is a modern language that tries to follow what I think of as C's philosophy . It's simple, elegant, small, and native. There's an old saying: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise men of old. Seek what they sought. - Matsuo Munefusa (”Basho”) I think that perfectly describes Go.
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem.