Did you notice that yourself and I, we both like to be anonymous. It is because the reaction to this kind of topic in any Perl community is nearing some sort of flamewar or in any case something of big proportions.
This is not supposed to happen normally, because you just come with an honest question but people keep on giving dishonest answers, or politically correct answers such as depends on your definition of "production-ready" or lame stuff like for most definitions of "production-ready".
That's really dishonest and it annoys me a lot and I'm sure it annoys you too.
I do appreciate the fact that you are honest Anonymous Monk :)