Well, I've voiced my opinion on IRC, and I thought it was time to make it stand up on its own. So I wrote a rebuff to Pier's article. The rebuff isn't meant to be against Piers by any stretch, but against where I see Perl 6 going.
Note that the URL above won't be the final resting place, so don't link to it. The article is also in flux, as I'm accomodating feedback from people. So please use the comments facility here to respond.