If you read some other posts of mine, e.g. (Homenodes and) where to post OT stuff?, you'll note that I'm well aware that "without people there is no Perl", which is the reason why I did firmly disagree with those that insist on the fact that "PM is for discussing perl and only perl". Of course too high a ratio offtopic/ontopic would be unacceptable, and the threshold is a personal matter, but without discussions that slip from perl to OT content, this forum, like everything else, would be much more boring a place.
So I'm favourable to occasionally discuss people on PM. But that depends on whether the need to do so arises.