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Actually I believe this poll was a prank, since every vote goes to paco :)
I was divided between vroom (which, as Gavin pointed out is something like the reason we are discussing this here), Ovid (my CGI hero, as I'm primarily a web developer) and merlyn, not only for his contribution being one of the authors of the llama book, but because we all appreciate him so much here in Brazil.
Since merlyn is the only one listed that I know in person and he is always so kind to travel all the way here to speak in our meetings he got my vote (AFAIK there are more monks coming on the next meetings, so I'll meet more people from here soon :D).
I'm sure every monk listed have it's merits (that goes for paco too ;)), but it wasn't a multiple choice poll (where is the "all above" option that would certainly go for paco too? lol)