I must admit I always used to groan inwardly whenever I heard Symantec bought a company that made tools I liked. They nearly always messed them up. Even Ghost, in the end, succumbed to the cold, dead hand of Symantec.
If Norton went its own way and started producing decent tools again, I can imagine there's a lot of greybeards* like me who would cheer.
* It's not all grey, I'm not that old. I just have enough vitiligo that I sometimes get mistaken for a badger.