I used to work with a guy -- years and years ago -- that discovered that the IBM FORTRAN compiler would allow you to omit spaces. Having to read his code littered with statements like "DO10I=IBEGIN,IEND,IINCR" was a pure joy
Okay, that's just evil.
On the other hand, I've long avoided diving into Python because I cannot see why anyone would want to consider whitespace as a language element.
FWIW, I used to feel that way until I started using it. It took me about a day to get used to significant whitespace, and after that I decided it's a really nice, elegant language. Give it a shot, and you may be pleasantly surprised.