Yes, totally agree. I had a senior moment and forgot about Carp and its delightfully named cluck, croak and confess. Also forgot I responded to Best practices for handling errors (BTW, I see SunnyD snuck in a late reply to that old thread with a positive!!! node-rep - wouldn't happen today! :).
I'll chuck in my customary reference to Conway's Perl Best Practices,
Chapter 13 (Error Handling), where Damian wisely counsels you to "Have exceptions report from the caller's location, not from the place where they were thrown".