In what seems like a long time ago, 2006, I said, "Good-bye to AV," and I gave my reasons. Recently, it seemed that Apple was suggesting otherwise. Because, Apple was suggesting otherwise.
The reason I am bringing this up, is because I recently read Verizon Business's take on it (this is the old Risk Intelligence Team from TruSecure then Cybertrust, and the originators of the sorely missed "Hype or Hot" rating).
So, I am just pointing to this interesting analysis series: