I like it, but I stick with Perl because it adds the OO stuff with Moose and being an older project has made more mistakes that have been fixed. Oh and CPAN of course,
Still telling people to either learn Ruby, if they want to get up to speed quickly. Else I tell them to learn Perl. It's a bit harder to learn, but easier to use. Well for some people (linguists, etc.) Perl is easier to learn too.