I think this post would have had a better reception (welcome to the Monastery, by the way!) if you'd made yourself a part of the Perl Monks community before making it.
I promote my own project (Jellybean) occasionally, but I think other people put up with it because I also occasionally give good answers. We try to accept everyone here, but sometimes people want you to earn the right to do things a little differently.
Either way, welcome aboard, and good luck with AllCommerce. (I've looked into it before, seems like a decent system.)