Cat install is tough; the dependencies are a problem. Eventually you adjust, but to a new user it's a hurdle. Mainly I worry that install difficulties will decrease cat adoption among developers who are framework shopping.
in reply to Catalyst or not?
Don't do it on win. It can be done, people are doing it, but I wouldn't.
Once I got the install sorted out
( Install Perl Locally -- If this works for Catalyst, it'll work for anything! )
life was good. I still haven't started using DBIC as an ORM, and it feels like I'm only using the "View/Controller" bits of MVC (model view controller) that are so hyped. But it's calming to me that a whole lot of thought has gone into model infrastructure, waiting for me when I need it.