Do you know anyone who is language-agnostic and has chosen a Perl MVC framework to build a new web application?
All of the people I know who have been using Perl frameworks (and there are many who have been using them very successfully) are people who would choose to do any programming task in Perl. But I don’t know of anyone who has thought to themselves “I need to build a new web application, let’s review all the framework options in all the languages – oh look, that Perl-based framework looks good, we’ll use that”. Do you?
Dave Cross has a very good point but I disagree on part of it. It is more of an open source issue/benefit where if you don’t like the current path of a project, you can just fork it and take your fork in the direction you want. This is both good and bad. Good in the sense that you don’t have to depend on the good graces of a group (or company) to implement the features you want and bad because if you’re trying to decide on what to use, it can be very confusing.
There are many features I would like Sybase or Microsoft to implement but I could be waiting for years until they even decide it the features are worth investigating let alone implementing.