It is amazing what happened to the Python thanks to just one company. The killer feature of that company is that they can handle and manage millions of servers and even give them for a public usage => "..., there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users.". I would like this to be true one day for Perl too!
I really do. In coming months (years?) I'll try to plug together « MiniCPANInject + SmokeTesting + ContinuousIntegration + Virtualization + Debian + Monitoring » to create an architecture for Debian-Perl hosting. Actually who cares about OS used, when the uploaded code just works, right?... A hosting that is aware that one server is not enough for everyone and will offer an architecture for development, user-acceptance, staging and production environments to start with a project from $day == 1.