My problem is (and always has been) that Larry Has Opinions. And lots of those are expressed in such a heavy-handed manner: the language syntax, the intrusive keywords, the proudly gnomic and condescending tone that early on propagated down through Perl user groups, that they are off-putting
You see, this don't sound like a technical dispute to me.
Spoken like someone who's never managed a software development project bigger than themselves.
Of course it's a technical problem. Why buy into a tool and ecosystem with warts that piss more people off than the next tool's?