There is an article at FreshMeat.net that talks about Perl 6 and the way the development is going. The author is mostly against this way. The article is followed by a number of comments both in favour and against of the points stated. There is also another discussion at PerlMonks if you are interested.
I do have my doubts about Perl 6 too, but I havent’ yet looked into it seriously. Perl 5 is way more than enough for me and I don’t see myself changing to anything any time soon. I’ll let you know if I’ll change my mind of course.