--> Trying to explain to people how to do Web programming in Python, or even trying to convince them to let me do Web programming in Python (instead of say PHP) has been an embarrassment. (This despite my opinion that PHP is an embarrassment to the term "programming language".)
The vitrol that Python programmer's have for PHP has always baffeled me. Frankly, part of the reason I've avoided learning Python is because every Python programmer I've ever met has been a prick about my current choice in programming language. PHP works, I enjoy programming in it, I like the way it feels and reads, and the user community is incredibly supportive. More importantly, I've built some seriously effective web applications using it. If you want me to bother learning Python, loose the 'tude, dude.