Stephen H: Python is really cool. I just finished doing some Fermi processing work in python, i was amazed at how easy it was. Beware of bugs in older versions of pyfits.
Paul Kuin: There are also tracks with razor wire and stinking mud to wrestle through. Fortunately, there is no maze like in C-boot camp, nor wrestling with objects of undefined shape (unless you elect to do that). However, the vistas that Python boot camp offers are quite compelling and once you're through fighting your own preconceptions down, it can be quite nice. Cool even.