Comment: Perl has been first class on Win32 for a decade .. (Score 1) on 2008.12.06 4:55
Attached to: Microsoft partners with Strawberry Perl to improve the CPAN
In fact ActivePerl was more up to date than unix Perl during the late 5.005 and 5.6 because the pumpkin was primarily a Win32 developer.
If you want to find the second class citizens in the Perl world look at OS2, Aix, Hpux, and other strange unixes. I know you want to make Perl better and are working hard on it, but insulting the people who put together the foundation you're now working on is misguided. They did a damn fine job.