One of the many things I have found PM useful for is the breadth of experience you find here. Too many times in the past I have laboured for days to produce a soloution to a problem only to find that there is a module on CPAN that fills my requirements exactly.
The problem with the number (if problem is really the word) of modules on the site is it is easy to get lost in the list, or search on the wrong keyword because you and the author don't quite think the same way. That's just human nature ;)
However spending an hour or so a day listening, and contributing, to discussions here will expand your knowledge. Other monks face the same challenges an think about things in different ways. Many are the times I have had to write a script that is related to a question or meditation I have seen a few days before and working from that makes the task easier, even if you only use what you have read for inspiration and go off and do your own thing.
Having an additional area to search for answers only increases your chance of finding something that will answer your question and, this being PM, answer it in ten different ways :)
I like it here too, and am proud to be a monk amongst my fellow monks. Lets give ourselves a pat on the back an bask in the knowledge that, in a small way, we are making the world a better place ;)
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