in reply to Let's try for a better CPAN experience

Do you really need to run a gazillion slow tests on every single computer your dist is installed? ... Don't run extensive "timeout" tests unless you absolutely have to ... Make your tests as short and fast as possible ... Make more of your tests Author-only tests ...
Thanks for taking the time to report your real world experiences in this area. Very much appreciated.

Though agreeing with Your Mother's sentiment (namely I refuse to criticize devs willing to do things I am not) I felt very sad about the reception my Perl CPAN test metadata proposal received back in 2010. Actually, I still feel my suggested declarative trumps imperative approach to CPAN test metadata is the best general approach to this tricky problem ... though it appears to have little support from the people actually doing the work.