For years people have been saying that Perl is dead or is dying. I've even said it, although not with the same implied meaning.
Today, with the power vested in me by myself, I hereby declare that we are now in the Second Age of Perl; and it has nothing to do with Perl 6!
It's not that I don't like Perl 6 / Rakudo. I actually love it, but I don't make my living from it. Perl 5 is what brings home the bacon, and my guess is that it will be that way for years to come.