So far my initial enthusiasm for LISP is wearing off a bit. I can see it's practical potential, but the main upshot of my learning it, so far is that I've switched to Emacs from Vi.
Perhaps my problem is that I'm just put off by the constant fiddling needed with free Linux implementations and the unavailabilty of a good free as in beer Win32 implementation. I miss the ease of integration with a lot of useful libraries I'm used to working with in both Python & C++, as well as all the new idioms I have to absorb.
I can see the language can do things that Python only vaguely aspires to, though. I'm just not sure that in the cases when I don't need the extra grunt of Lisp that I'll be able to prototype as rapidly as I could in Python.