Maybe I didn't make myself particularly clear, but I never said I was 'afraid' of using OO Perl, mod_perl and definately not unknown modules, because I do that all the time! I'm module crazy! :-) I simply thought that I should consider all options before just going ahead with what I know.
The only way to 'evolve' my perl skills is to experiment and dabble in technologies and try to understand them. However I also dont want to use technologies for the sake of it when a simple solution will do
ps. dont call me chicken! :-)