Like I started using blogs late; much late compare to these days young generation - I started exploring Ruby late too. In the last couple of years I was busy with SOA and its stacks from different vendors including open-source players. I was also busy to work on very complex NGOSS subjects - eTOM/SID/TNA.
Now I just started working on Ruby and downloaded Ruby on the rails. I already started liking ruby and it seems I will like Rails as well.