++ You have a good attitude and that was a kinder reply than I had coming. :P
I do my best to be a Perl booster but I am much busier today than 10 years ago when I was much more active at it. I don't have any specific recommendations for apps/code today but there are a few areas Perl has fallen behind Java and Python in particular in libraries. Medical systems in particular. Perl was the first through the door and there are still some terrific pieces like UMLS::Similarity but in most other important areas, like HL7 and DICOM, Perl is lacking. It's where I work today and I would love to have a crack at fixing the situation but it's too much work, the standards are wide and generally badly designed, and there are already C/C++ and Java libs to do everything I need.