although ill be frank about ruby if ur not into ruby you're probably never going to start a new project with rails. You're also probably not getting into ruby unless for some reason rails gets popular again.
Unless you also live in japan (in whichcase you're using it like you would python) you're also probably not using ruby unless you're using a web framework either so functionally ruby's popularity is tied to rails.
which is where my comment about lolcat comes from, people so mentally associated ruby when rails was popular that u don't think about it otherwise. It's literally just a language that fills the same niche as python.
ruby 3.0 is supposed to be 3 times as fast which should make it better than python at python-esque tasks, but programmers don't like the number 3.
@a_breakin_glass okay you've finally found one without a web framework, congratulations. I would've started with Jade since its the last fully proprietary language I know of in semi-active development. (they are very litigious if you want to use the word 'Jade' in a programming project)