When I read posts about people blasting Perl it is usually in two areas. The first area would be "line noise" or a variant thereof. The second would be the bad attitude of Perlytes.
I just hope that they don't read about the C::DBI crap going on. It isn't good for anyone.
I love Perl and I have not yet met a Perlyte that I haven't liked. I hope it stays that way.