Well one thing that I will say about it that's a good thing is that they aren't rushing to get the servers back up only to have SHTF again. Hopefully when they come back online they will be much better secured.
On the down side there are new games being released that people can't play online, so it's obviously hurting sales. I do also like the joystiq article that ninja prime linked. if I read that correctly anyone who bought DRMed games cannot play them in offline mode. Hopefully that might be enough for some people to wake up and realize it's not the best idea in the world.
I could have already RRoD an xbox and had it RMA'ed and back by now.