I talked to Active State this morning about their Perl Repository, as their copy of DBI is out of date.
Their response was "...modules are added based on input from our Perl Direct customers specifically and our customer base at large, but we don't add modules on request, per se, unless it's part of a service contract."
FWIW, they said their copy of DBI should be updated soon.
Too bad CPAN.pm isn't as friendly as PPM :) As was pointed out earlier, installing CPAN modules manually isn't terribly difficult. However, "... laziness ..."