This suggests a hypothesis: Having been a Java programmer will make you a better Ruby or Python or whatever programmer.
Makes sense to me… Start at the bottom, and work your way up to the top of the “Programming Languages that ROCK!!!” stack. :)
I mean it’s not like you could get any worse ;)
(Tim: If you think people are going to get mad at you, just wait until some of my more loving and affectionate commentators have their way with me :)