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Why is it?
Why is it, that if someone writes a completely useless tool to write perl in Klingon, people are all over it
I just don't have time to wrap it up in a pretty package
...other people take the time to explain why or in which cases their module is better, and take the time to wrap it up in a pretty package. if you don't have the time then leave it.
what exactly do you expect? should we all adore you for your revolutionary idea and patiently wait for the day you feel like it's time to implement it?
the criticism you got is constructive and you should be thankful for it. it can only give you new ideas and maybe improve your approach.
many modules on CPAN were built in the free time of their authors, and many of them are good because the authors got criticism and bug reports from others and used that for improvements.