Today marks one year since i uploaded my first gem and became a rubyst. I'm glad i'm a rubyst and not something else. Some of the reasons why i chose ruby:
Ruby is designed for programmer productivity and fun. It's syntax is elegant and easy to learn.
Ruby standard library is full of useful modules and classes.
Generating and reading ruby docs is simple thanks to rdoc and ri.
Rubygems make it easy to create, publish and download ruby libraries.
I tried various web development frameworks and found rails to be the most pleasant one to use. Rails convention over configuration helped me to accomplish more with less code.
My birth stone is the ruby. The word "ruby" is only four letters long and relatively easy to type.