There is actually a drawback with eperl and embperl. You're mixing design with content and adding code. IMHO one should aim at separating the design, content and code. Sometimes the code is used to generate design. Sometimes for content generation. Even for both.
But on the other hand Perl can look scary for a non-coder. That in turn just scream "don't touch me!". That leaves the trouble makers with coding aspirations.