I don't think a CPAN2 is a good idea. It would be easier to make the current CPAN a better place. And thats quite easy by just writing another Gate to CPAN. So in your case, you could write a kind of search cpan e.g. for linguists which just returns trusted modules who passed your reviews. Thats all needed for a better CPAN, including only the part of CPAN you or your contributers are able to judge. Gateways for specialists like Linguists, Biologists or whatever seem to be a good way, to make CPAN a better place. That probably will not change the attitude of some writers, who advanced to lesson 2 of there beginners textbook of some foreign language, to immediately write crap modules, but at least we could find out, which modules we can trust or not.
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If you want to start such a project, I may volunteer to participate, if it does not become an aggressive page. This means, fair reviews even if this means "crap module" are fine to me, after the author had a change to correct his mistakes. Writing "crap module" without contacting the author in advance, is not the kind of style I could cope with.