I know I'm late to the party, but I just recently found a great blog called Rails Envy. Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer have done an excellent job of distilling what Rails is like compared to other languages in a few Apple-inpired ads.
The first ad compares Rails to Java. Anyone who has done any J2EE work and then got saved by Rails will love this. While watching this, remember that the Hibernate/Spring/Tapestry stack was a "best-of-breed" solution that made "standard" J2EE EJB's seem heavy weight. I especially liked the teddy bear in the jar representing Hibernate :)
After my friend and I started doing our own thing (and paying the bills) we had zero interest in paying the costs associated with Java and searched for alternatives. This second movie shows exactly how we felt when we started using PHP:
Thank-you DHH for freeing us :)