For a lot of reasons Ruby (and, by implication, Ruby on Rails) is polarizing. I love that people are really passionate about it—one way or the other.
But more importantly, I’m with Renae. I love what it allows me to do. I love that it has introduced me to a world where I can create solutions to problems, where I can build things that other people use in a way I never could before, for my clients, and for myself. But I don’t lose perspective about it. It’s a tool. Right now it’s one of the best I have available to me and I love using it. But there will be others.