After a couple of months' break, I updated my ppm repos at tcool.org and added dozens of modules newer version of Plagger and its dependencies call for, though I've been too busy to check them fully. Some of them might be broken/short of something they (implicitly) require. If you find anything, please let me know.
And I started writing yet another ppm maker. Latest version of PPM::Make does fairly good but it's for theoryx repos in the end. I need one which does what I want. For example, it should respect Module::Install/Build's recommends section (which is critical to me, but I don't think PPM::Make should respect it, too).
Anyway, I'm not going to abondon my ppm repos, at least right now. Though I recommend to use CPAN, packaging modules is kind of fun for me. All I want (and wanted then) to say is: if you are in trouble, test it. Just saying "I couldn't make it through" won't help you.