Rather than rate Maypole, which I currently maintain, I thought I would provide the review from Linux Journal in which Maypole has won the Software Library or Module category Editor's Choice Awards for 2005.
Don't give yourself a repetitive strain injury pounding out thousands of lines of scripting language, HTML and SQL to create a Web app. You'll only have to maintain it later.
Paul Barry did it smarter for our March 2005 issue-in 18 lines, thanks
to Maypole. And others are catching on too. "I've had a number of
readers contact me via e-mail with queries about my '18 lines of code'
article. They are all new to Perl but are still willing to give Maypole a go, which is a great sign", he writes, and adds, "I think Jerry Pournelle (from /BYTE/ magazine) used to have a saying for stuff like this: infuriatingly excellent."
This is really a very nice project, something that was missing in the Perl Hall of Fame.
It's (being) built by people with an academic background, which insures, imvho, a strong and firm theoretical spirit. This makes this project also very professional, as Maypole aims to be a competetor for frameworks like Java Struts and Ruby on Rails.
It's really easy to write simple web applications, and there's a lot of functionality to build complex bussiness applications, with tight bussiness logics.
The documentation is a bit on the low side, but the mailinglist is an incredible source of information. I'm sure that the documentation will grow in the future, like with most projects.