You wonder why analyst reports or irrelevant stuff like the TIOBE index matter?
Because they give decision makers with a lack of time, interest, knowledge or intelligence a framework of well-sounding arguments in favor of whatever technologies the analysts want them to buy.
In essence, analyst reports are nothing else than sales accelerators.
Grey-bearded IT guys may remember the saying “Buy IBM and you can’t fail”.
The modern version is: “Look up what’s in the upper right quadrant of this graphic and you’ll keep your job even if you fail”.
Sorry guys, having a bad day today 😉