It's not just python-like - it is python, and as such can use a ton of handy python modules from the internet to do strange and outlandish things. Being able to leverage your existing python skills is super handy.
Pythonista is a general programming app; it can do automation, and do it well, but automation is not the primary focus of the app or it's users, and so it takes some digging to find the bits you need related to automation. I see this as a plus for the app in and of itself, but many will find an
Drafts is a text editor first and an automation app second. It starts with a blank page for writing text. That text can then be used for a wide variety of actions - it can become a tweet, it can become a calendar event, it can become a reminder, an email, a blogpost, etc.