Ok, I've got kobe's search and through that I found the CPAN FAQ that also seems to double as a pretty damn good resource in general.
In the thread, someone asked "where does a newbie start?" I think I've got that covered now as far as PM tuts, Small Quests for a Beginner, general FAQ and places to get modules in general.
I'm probably going to keep this going for this week for monk input (so until Friday 19 or Sat 20 March) before submitting what I have as a sort of RFC at the forums. After that point, it's probably going to be out of my hands. Thanks again, everyone. It's starting to look like something respectable.