So I installed Text::Template locally within my space, only to find out that I never actually used Text::Template at any point in the past. All my memories, well...they weren't about HTML::Template, I know that. I have plenty of memories about HTML::Template, but this was something else. I never got Mason working properly, and I can't remember any other templating solutions that I looked at seriously, so I'm kind of at a loss for what, exactly, my memory has dredged up.
I decided to stick with Text::Template anyway, seeing as how it was already installed. Of course, it's been pretty clear sailing -- I won't go so far as to use the dreaded term intuitive, because nothing is truly intuitive -- but there's nothing difficult about Text::Template.