The CPAN scripts archive is basically dead and unmaintained. I'm not sure why it still hasn't been deleted. These days, applications can be found in the "normal" CPAN. Kwiki, SpamAssassin, and SoggyOnion. Then there are in-between things like Querylet. There are little utilities like crontab2english and lns. If it's reusable and useful, CPAN is probably OK.