in reply to Right answers for the right people
So please, do keep in mind who are you talking to. We do not want to scare people away, do we
Sometimes you need to scare people. Some will go away crying, some will try again and be scared again, but some will go and read, study a bit, ask around, and try harder.
Similar to non *NIX users saying "Your OS is cool: it's stable, secure, and powerful, but why doesn't it do [something 'user-friendly'] like my OS?" To which the answer is "because then it wouldn't be able to stay stable, secure and powerful".
Same with Perl, if you are not willing to do some digging in, getting your hands dirty, testing, comparing, reading, learning, you won't understand why Perl is good at all, and why its better than "the other programming language" that you think so much of.