please stop uploading cgis to cpan. especially crappy cgis. especially crappy cgis that can't be installed anywhere because you havent figured out how ExtUtils::MakeMaker or Module::Build works. cpan is filled with enough crap as it is. please go away.
why does this module exist? to give longer names to CGI.pm's simple api? and for heaven's sake, why have there been 8 versions of it? cmon now. while i understand that cpan can be the wild west of the perl community, i think one should have more restraint than this when pondering "what code of mine is worthy to upload for the whole world to see?"
Mason is a wonderful application development system. When coupled with mod_perl, it's unstoppable. My only issue with it is the embedded perl. This is not optimal for situations where the HTML people are not programmers. But for all the rest of us, I highly recommend this module set for all your WWW needs.
I'm a little biased, but POE rocks. Its the R in RAD. POE allows me to whip out applications and new frameworks in record time. There is also a great community surrounding POE which is full of ideas, heckels, and fun acronyms. :)