For a lot of people (including me) Perl 5 is what pays the bills. There isn't a single company (correct me if I'm wrong) that's doing Perl 6 development (despite claims that "you can use it today!").
I think it's understandable given all that that 10 years later we only have a pre-alpha implementation and little uptake, and bad some bad PR for Perl externally.
I agree. People laugh at me at an interview when I tell them I know Perl. They tell me So I heard Perl is very good at code obfuscation and it wins every OBFU contest, that's the kind of response I get in an interview. This is not a joke, this really happened.