As probably many of you know, the most heard criticism from users and
press on Lenny's release is lost hardware support because of missing
firmware. Users and press are complaining that their servers don't have
network anymore after an upgrade or that their notebooks cannot be
installed via wireless...
It's of course possible to load firmware from extra media during
installation or install the right package (from non-free) when booting
back to an older kernel (to have network again) to be able to use the
network with the new kernel...
What do people think of a new vote regarding the status of firmware? One
of the options can probably be Peter Palfrader's proposal .