Which specific part of PBP style don't you like - and for what reason?
I don't own the book (nor do I expect to buy it.) I thumbed through it, and I just don't think it would be very helpful to me. Some of it I agree with and follow anyway, and some of it I just wouldn't. As for style in particular, well, here's my .perltidyrc:
Update: So... I'm curious... are people downvoting this node (currently +0 -3) simply because I refuse to idolize PBP and its illustrious author? Oh well. Sorry, but the more I think about it, the more convinced I become that if you're going to write "best practices" for a whole language, you better be pretty general and leave style issues alone altogether. Which practices are best usually depends on context. I suppose PBP is fine if you are just dropping sheaves of code from the top of your ivory tower though. Besides, a name like Perl Pretty Good Practices In Many Situations wouldn't have been nearly so catchy.
"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";