I've worked on only a few projects that was implemented using GoLang, so take my opinion with a little salt.
First of all, different programming languages exist for a reason. If one programming language would fit all purposes, then the world of software development wouldn't be as chaotic as it is today. Before a project actually starts its development phase, there is a lot of planning and a lot of POC involved. During these POC's a lot of the discussion is on the language that will be used to implement the concept that they are thinking off. Why do you think such a process exists? The answer is diversity.
Golang is amazing at
- projects that need scalability
- server side programming
- system programming
so if your requirements include any of the above three points golang can be a suitable programming language. There is no need to compare golang to some other language in all honesty, and this holds true for every language out there. Learn to recognise the needs of your project and choose your language after enough research.
On the topic of syntax. Golang has different syntax. It's not difficult, it's different. Lazy people who dont like stepping out of their comfort zone will find anything different to be difficult.