I admit that I've been a bit lukewarm on Perl 6. I've read the Apocalypses and the Exegeses but nothing had really made me think that Perl 6 was something I wanted to learn. I like Perl 5. I like it a lot. Perl 6 often seemed too different to be of interest to me.
But last night I saw Damian speak about it. And that somehow helped it all make much more sense than just reading articles had. I now feel excited about Perl 6. I want to be able to start playing with it today. And the best thing is that I can. There's now a cut-down Perl 6 compiler included with the latest versions of Parrot. I guess that's where I'll be spending my weekend then.
If you have any doubts about Perl 6, then please try to get to one of Damian's talks about it. I'm sure he'll change your mind.
p.s. I still don't like the "rationalisation" of the sigils tho'.