Python is slow.
I bet you might encounter this counterargument many times about using Python, especially from people who come from C or C++ or Java world. This is true in many cases, for instance, looping over or sorting Python arrays, lists, or dictionaries can be sometimes slow. After all, Python is developed to make programming fun and easy. Thus, the improvements of Python code in succinctness and readability have to come with a cost of performance.