If it wasn't for the portly packs, I don't think people would be viewing the 2010 line so negatively. Here are some positive things I've noticed about their 2010 line:
1) The new Roan 800 Plateau jacket looks to provide a lot of warmth for it's 16oz. It's perhaps comparable to Montbell's Alpine Down jkt.
2) At 8oz and $80, the updated GoLite Poncho tarp looks to be the clear winner over all other poncho tarps except for cuben ones and poncho tarps that setup to be more than just a tarp (ie. the SMD Gatewood cape). For example, I don't know how one could justify spending $155 on the 8.8oz MLD silnylon poncho tarp when the GoLite is half the price and lighter.
EDIT: The outgoing poncho tarp weighed 11oz (283g) as measured by BPL, so this really is a big weight savings.
3) The new quilts are still using 15D nylon for most of the shell and Pertex at the ends just like the 2009 quilt, so it seems that weight increase has come primarily from adding more down, rather than elsewhere like heavier fabrics.
4) Maybe this isn't new, but 92g (3oz) for a short sleeve polyester baselayer top is impressive. $40 is a good price too.