Having only 3 major data types IS pretty minimalist, maybe not uber-minimalist, but that's a good thing.
I think I'll like writing perl6 more then I liked writing perl5 (and I like writing perl5 a lot).
Oh yeah, I totally agree here. Depends who wins the Perl5/Ruby thing, probably, but I know I'll like it better. Can't say that makes it wrong to ask questions about how it could be simpler though.
Complex tools are a good thing. Advanced concepts in the core are an awesome thing. Innovation is a good thing. However, keeping the syntax clean and straightforward, and ... yes .. minimialist while adding features is important to me. I don't want another "open desk reference" kind of language.