I agree, we have a right to critique perl up and down the line. Let's continue to do that. If it gives perspective, ruby has been around for ages, and it started hitting critical mass only 2 years ago? I could imagine perl6 doing the same should the popularity diminish. There are a lot of good ideas there.
Secondly, unless specifically someone is calling you out, show us all a level of respect. Blanket statements about us and what not, then picking at those who reply, or seek help, puts us on edge. I'm not asking you to pipe down and take abuse from anyone. Just be mindful, we're all not out to get you. :)