I first started seriously using Perl to automate some of my mundane daily tasks and became hooked. Sound familiar?
Thanks to my lurking on perlmonks, the wonders of perldoc and Object Oriented Perl by TheDamian, I would currently claim to be a competent Perl progammer. I could be wrong.
-----BEGIN PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 0.01 P++>+++$c-P6-R >++M+>++O+++$MA++>+++E+PU!BD C+>++D++S >+++X WP+>+++MO!PP!n-CO--> PO-> o >+++G A-OLC--OLCC--Ee--Ev->++uL >+++uB >+++w+>!$m! ------END PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK------decode it