I've really only been using Perl for about a year now, give or take a couple of months. Lurking on comp.lang.perl.misc for a few months is a pretty good education in and of itself. For the first little while, you'll be completely lost. Then you'll understand a few basic posts. Eventually, you'll come to know lots of little tricks and tips and then, one day, you'll grok things and understand the Perl way.
Once you finally get it, as to what Perl is for and how you do things with Perl, there's no problem you can't solve.
Also, reading a dozen good books about it helps, as does attacking little problems you've never seen before (sorry to burst your bubble) but think you can solve.