I was considering trying to use it make the dependencies of this Ical2remind script easy to install. You should be able to get a Perl script working without needing to understand Perl or CPAN culture.
'pip' could help with that, but it has a bootstrapping problem. How to get pip installed without understanding pip or CPAN culture?
The solution it seems to me would be something like 'par': Distribute 'pip' as a single Perl script with all the dependencies for it glommed into the same file. ("Glommed" may not be a word. Globbed? Stuffed?).