No one can argue that 2005 has been an exciting year for the Perl community. Chromatic has written up a nice year in review of what happened in the Perl community over the last year. He also touches on a few things that are going to happen in 2006.
With the up coming release of Perl 6 coming closer and closer, it is only a matter of time before we can begin to reap all of the benefits this new version has to offer. Check out these sites for more detailed information on Parrot and/or Perl 6 if you aren't familiar with them.