Two pieces of good Aperture nows.
First, Version 1.11 is out. I hadn't expected it for a month yet. Given the history of this product a 1.11 release weeks after the 1.1 release is a sign that Apple is serious about squashing the quality issues.
Second, Gruber has a believable story on why the 1.0 release was so awful and why it's likely Apple will get on top of the problem.