Soma, our division's VP, has just announced on his blog that the first four patterns & practices software factories have reached the milestone of 100,000 downloads. If you haven't checked out the Web Service Software Factory, Web Client Software Factory, Smart Client Software Factory or Mobile Client Software Factory, you're risking being labeled as seriously uncool :-)
As Soma would say, Namaste!
There was some "negative" comments on this fact in InfoWorld (http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/01/29/HNfactories_1.html). I have made some comments on this article and the Software Factory and Software Product Lines approaches in my blog.