> My initial post represents my initial gut reaction when
> I saw some differences (like :FIELD replaced :ATTR).
Even with this term I felt the change was justified. If you look at 'perldoc attributes' and 'perldoc fields', you'll see that :FIELD makes more sense than :ATTR. Again, I only changed things when I felt it was better to do so.
> In retrospect, I was a little hasty.
Not at all. It prompted me to write up a comparison of the two modules. Hopefully, it will benefit others, as well.
> I haven't tried to use this Perl module yet, but it looks impressive.
I hope it lives up to your expectations. Thanks.