I don't know how to say anything more profound than what the other brothers have voiced. It is a sad day, sad to see you go, you have helped me personally when I needed an answer, or some guidance. Please, come back when you feel like you're up to it and who knows, maybe the monastery will be different when you do. I certainly hope that something will be done about votebots and general XP issues to make it the perl utopia it was once destined to be. I haven't been here long and I've experienced the same as you, now I feel like I've got the hang of things and seeing some of the ugliness has certainly opened my eyes but with every community there is more good than bad and that's why I come back. I think perl is a gifted programming language because it has a resource such as this (...other reasons as well...) and I think that PM was gifted by having you as a part of it. I think the fellow monks have lost an excellent contributor.
See you around soon I hope!