The formation of the Goss texture in electrical steels is one of the most distinct phenomena of texture research. Nevertheless, disregarding 60 years of research the mechanisms which let only Goss-oriented grains grow abnormally during a secondary recrystallisation annealing are still not completely understood. The present paper reviews some of the mechanisms of growth selection and oriented nucleation and discusses them in the light of observations made by the authors. We conclude that no mechanism proposed so far is able to explain all experimental observations. This points out the need for the search for a different mechanism.