It was nice to find and read this old thread. I'm glad to see that my module is so popular.
Overall, after my survey of the landscape of DBI usability layer modules on CPAN, I look forward to spending more time with DBIx::Simple. Only experience will show if it actually delivers on its promises, of course, but I am quite positive about that.
As the module's author, I am very curious -- what has your experience shown? :)