I didn't see much else to recommend Python, except maybe that the syntax seemed rather cleaner than Perl's and the facilities for doing basic GUI elements like buttons and menus looked fairly good.
Larger project size seemed to magnify some of Perl's annoyances into serious, continuing problems.
Also, I found I was spending more and more time wrestling with artifacts of the language rather than my application problems.
And, most damning of all, the resulting code was ugly—this matters.
I have also written implementations of several odd general-purpose languages on my Retrocomputing Museum page,
I had already heard just enough about Python to know that it is what is nowadays called a “scripting language”, an interpretive language with its own built-in memory management and good facilities for calling and cooperating with other programs.