I draw the line at bashing windows users. Often they come to perl with no background in unix, c or even no programing experience at all. The learning curve is obviously steeper ('the command prompt?').
I've just installed my first module from CPAN (I couldn't find it with ppm). If it wasn't for the marvellous tachyon (again, many thanks) patiently holding my hand as I painfully stumbled my way through I would never have done it. node_id=378614 (I've just looked at it again and I want to weep!)
I welcome giricredwolf's tutorial, it will help me and many others.
...and I nearly forgot my excuse, I'm addicted to pinball!