"It's very difficult to get reliable, high quality Perl Packages from developers who just think that Perl is a just a good way to search through log files."
Although Perl is a good tool to search through log files, mainly because its strong regexp support, Perl can obviously do much much more than that. For whoever thinks Perl is only good for that, there is not much need to reason with them.
However, on the other hand, it is definitely a valid thought, for some people not to use Perl as a language for full-scale applications, but only use it to develop various tools to ease their life. Perl is handy and support rapid development very well. This is just one school of thought, however it is a valid one, and lots of people who belong to this school are capable of creating quantity Perl code and packages ;-)