I'm not a Perl coder and hoped Tor users (more familiar with proper tor application and usage) could weigh in on the implementation and overall usage of such a tool.
Would anyone recommend against using Nipe?
If you're talking about this https://github.com/GouveaHeitor/nipe ...
Transparently proxying all your traffic over Tor is essentially always worse than using Tor Browser.
Just use Tor Browser.
The Nioe is a tool that has been in the community for more than 3 years, and nobody has ever reported any problems in security deployments ... So it seems very security!