|There's more than one way to do things|
When I first started using Perl, the vast majority of the work I was doing was interacting with Sybase databases (I was using Sybase long before I was using Perl). Sybperl made my live much easier than it would have otherwise been.
Since then, my emphasis has changed. I now use Perl with many different database systems. For that, DBI and the various DBD modules has been a lifesaver as it means that I can change database systems easily and still use very similar Perl code.
I guess what I'm trying to say, is that without Sybperl I probably wouldn't have started using Perl - so my Perl career is largely your fault.
So thank you :)--
"The first rule of Perl club is you don't talk about Perl club."