I'm in the group that finds Python less readable than Perl (or Ruby). I find Python's white space rules far too reminiscent of IBM's JCL. Perhaps oddly, I also find COBOL less than readable, mostly after being confused by nested block if's ending on a single period.
At that time  the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.
—Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot
magazine February 2003.