|There's more than one way to do things|
Letting people "just get on with it" isn't always the best idea
I felt that the arguments had been put forward and it was time to proceed.
If we have to wait for everyone to agree then we'll never get beyond perl5.
The idea of never getting beyond version 5 doesn't really bother me as perl5 provides everything I need - I even have workarounds for the bits I don't like.
However, I was actually excited when the perl7 announcement was made, and I was looking forward to seeing it released and finding out just how it differed from current perl.
I'm not so excited any more.