I am surprised noone has mentioned the reason why I really like the monastical theme on perlmonks. My primary hobby interest is in AD&D
and my interest in perl primarily professional. For hobby purposes I am Silas The Monk
on various web-sites. I also ended up setting up my own web-site. Of course the AD&D Monk is more inspired by Asian traditions than Christian ones, but these nuamces are not fully understood by the young novices who illustrate my web-site.