First of all, forgive me if this isn't quite the right place. I am a new user and am not entirely sure about the rubric for this area of the site, though I'm pretty sure this is the right place.

About a decade ago, when I was in my late teens and early twenties, I was very proficient in and eager to use Perl. Though it was a little idiosyncratic, it was certainly much less tedious to get things done in than C, which I had used earlier. Gradually I drifted away towards Python and now I use it for most things. I've since forgotten virtually everything I knew about Perl. I know that Python will still be obviously superior for, for example, most aspects of scientific computing (possibly excepting bioinformatics?) and machine learning, but where does Perl really shine these days? That goes equally for the more conventional Perl 5 as well as the newer Perl 6. Also, what are hot items on CPAN these days?