I started out in the world of perl a little over a year ago. I knew nothing. However, I knew perl was a useful tool. Little by little I am getting much better at it. I often pull old code and work it into my new code: often improving on it.
This site has been an excellent resource and has helped me out of many jams. I know the people here know there stuff well and that is why I seek advise. I want to get better and do as time goes by. Help those who are willing to learn and want to learn. Be cautious of those who just want you to write all their code :)