Topic: University man takes hard look at Ruby
I just came across this article written by an English university academic on Ruby.
He is largely critical of the hype, and is mildly critical of Ruby. But when you get to the final two paragraphs, he does say some good things about Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
I'm a new Ruby and RoR student, and I really don't know enough about other languages to make an informed judgment. However, I do believe that it is always good to present different views so that each person can make a decision about what's best for them.