I share a lot of the sentiment for Go that you expressed in this article. Before we started work on our service Murmel (murmel.social), we have had a few discussions, about the stack we would build it in. We have lots of experience with Java and the JVM, but somehow, Go proved out to be the better solution given the scalability requirements of the platform. It is easy to maintain and allows us to run on much fewer resources than we would have needed, had we chosen the JVM way. Also, the boot and compile times are simply phenomenal.