Is it just me, or is dropping the OP in a Perl forum seem a bit like Troll Bait?
As to the topic;
This is really more a matter of who's in Vogue in any given year. If not being in Vogue means you're dead. Than I guess there are (already) a lot of "dead" languages.
Topics, and Blurbs like this so frequently seem to surround some self serving market hype. Yawn...