A good article is up about what the overall opinions are for the D&D playtest. It looks like things are headed in the right direction. Article here. I would suggest signing in and taking the survey as you all had a chance to try out the playtest.
In addition to the 1st edition rules (reprints coming out next month) it looks like Wizards are covering all bases by reprinting the 3.5 edition rules as well. Looks like their desperately trying to win their fan base back. Here and here.