in reply to Is CPAN usable now?
I have two main suggestions. I think the first thing that should be done is finding homes for abandoned modules. There are several modules with little or no recent revisions on them. While I'd like to think that the packages are perfect already, my guess is that many times, that just isn't the case.
Second, and I believe that this has been mentioned here before, is that it would be nice if there were some sort of rating system for the optionally packages. Are the moduless full of bugs or are they the best thing since sliced bread. For some modules, its hard to say.