This is definitely a big move in the open source world of Drupal. I think it is a great move. They have taken some of the best modules already available, mixed in some new things and are realising a version of Drupal that should be much more usable to non tech geeks.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Drupal, but it is freakin’ hard to get the thing to do the amazing things that it is capable of. I have spent many a week tearing my hair out configuring this and twirling that. If Acquia Drupal can lessen that by even a few hours (or days!) I will love them for it.
Well, what are you waiting for, get your download started and get installing. I know I will!