I would still like to see the pod2html functionality - CPAN will be more current indeed, and in this case that's actually not desired. You want the POD for the installed module, not the latest version available. (Of course you can go back in history on CPAN but that's a hassle.) You could also make use of that when working on a network not connected to the outside world. For that case, it would be nice if the pod2html output is File::Cached. (Just check whether the cache object timestamp is older than that of the module.)
Makeshifts last the longest.