Well I have to say that I also felt it took a long time for Fedora to open up. I'm just
posting as a disinterested Debian user with nothing against Red Hat or Fedora, but it took an
age, with little feeling of progress from the vantage point of someone who just generally
follows Linux and distro news (ie. a typical LWN reader). In hindsight it was perhaps simply a
failure to manage expectations, but I can understand the frustration that other people felt.