Pete Wright, whose TabletPC Sudoku program was "shot in the head" by Microsoft's surprise release of their own version (join the group, Pete!), has ended his long relationship with MS consulting in order to fully embrace a job working with Ruby on Rails. His post is obviously cathartic, but he echoes the not-uncommon sentiment that within the Ruby community one is more likely to encounter passionate, involved people.
This is only true because Ruby is still at the "enthusiasts" place in the adoption curve. Once upon a time, the passionate people were embracing Java and VB: the languages that Pete now associates with drones. If Ruby crosses the chasm, it, too, will eventually become the domain of boring people.