This hadn't occurred to me until I read your post, but now I think it would be very useful if submitters to CPAN gave a similar explicit rating to their submissions. For one thing, this would help distinguish those submissions that are made in the spirit of "release early, release often" from those that are, at least in the author's estimation, ready for production. I realize that the author's opinion of his/her module may be inflated (or in some cases deflated) but I think it would be a valuable piece of information nonetheless.
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