|Keep It Simple, Stupid|
C I agree.
Furthermore, many of the Ruby tutorials I have seen, have also been more for show than for actual use. They do something right, though not complete. I don't like to start a its either them or us thread, I will be perl biased too.
I believe we can be more user friendly with our tutorials for learners, and Ruby documentation/tutorials can be more complete.
http://perl101.org/how-do-i.html is a nice approach, yet it can be more exciting and structured
But as for the topic, when we are talking about what can bring the excitement back to Perl, then I think of both the newcomers, the returners and the old guard.
Love perl6 btw, thanks.