I agree. It is premature to start shopping for a cemetery plot for Perl 5. I was hooked on Perl when I saw the quote that said, "Perl will let you get your work done before you get fired". For me, the overriding issue with Perl 6 is whether it will run current programs without modification (I've heard talk of a Perl-5-to-Perl-6 translator, and that may mitigate the transition somewhat). I realize that Perl 6 has new features that require breaking backward compatibility, but having existing programs fail to run on Perl 6 is a non-starter.
"It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."