John Gruber is happy that Apple is allowing a wider variety of sites in to do early reviews of their products. As one such reviewer, obviously I’m biased. But even if I weren’t included, I would totally agree.
I used to read the reviews from the old guard (WSJ, NYT, and USA Today), and found them fine and informational, but they often missed the edge and perspective found on my favorite sites that cover this stuff day in and day out.
I think this is Apple recognizing that some of the newer sites now have more influence than the old guard when it comes to new technology.