I really appreciate the response. Since this is a commercial deal, I don't think I'd be able to contribute back to your project -- so I am probably going to just let this go for now. Again, I appreciate the help, and it looks like you have some great stuff here -- which I'd definitely contribute to and help out with if I could... Sadly, I can't...
Anyhow, the largeness of my compile issues are the way they always are -- if a CPAN module isn't in PPM, you usually can get it to work if (a) it's Windows friendly and (b) it doesn't have a lot of prereqs. This isn't a knock on your module, it's just a limitation due to Windows being poorly supported by the prereq modules. I'll live :)