Well, turns out I am a sock-puppet of unknown proportions. Crow down the throat, I skunk-worked one of my Python based projects into a Rails app. While the work on the backend was just about the same, the rapid prototyping functionality and the MVC paradigm make re-discovering coding almost as much fun as it was back in the early days of Cocoa.
I’m actually fairly interested in RoR — I’m just waiting for an appropriate project to try it out, and of course the time to do it. 8)