I think CPANHQ could really benefit from a simple, binary rating system akin to "i use this" -- perhaps "i like this", or a star/heart icon.
CPANRatings has some problems: a 1-5 rating system can be subjective, and the textual ratings lend themselves to controversy and even bug reports masked as ratings.
The "i like this" rating could also be used to enhance the search results.
agreed. this is the best plan yet!