I agree with your sentiments exactly. Although this seems to be somewhat of a taboo topic around here, and your comments might incite an angry mob bearing pitchforks and torches.
in reply to Re^2: Perceptions of Perl - views from the edge
in thread Perceptions of Perl - views from the edge
Contrary to what many in the perl community say, I don't think rails is just hype--when you sit down and start coding, the well thought out APIs and the smooth ruby syntax just leap out, grab you and take you far in no time. Actually, this sense of whipituptude is kind of how I felt when I first started learning perl.
The response from the perl community is rather like an ostrich putting its head in the sand--"oh it's just hype, nothing to see here, move along." Which is frustrating, because I like perl, and I think perl could easily meet the challenges posed by rails. Going into specific details would be off-topic for this thread, but I have been thinking about this a lot lately--maybe I'll collect it into an upcoming meditation.