I don't like this PEP. It's a very big (and more important, inelegant) change to Python's style. But my real complaint is that as big as this change is, and as much as I try to stay current with Python (subscribing to 30+ blogs) I didn't have a chance to get involved in the discussion until after the PEP was already approved.
Python is big enough now that there should be some mechanism for feedback from the community before the priesthood of python-dev writes something in stone. Currently, if you want to know about PEPs before they are approved, you have to subscribe to both python-dev and python-3000 (which isn't linked from either the mailing lists page or the dev page, btw). I really don't care about the vast majority of these lists' traffic but PEPs, at least some of them, are important.
If the python-dev summaries ever got updated this might be a potential solution, but even at their best I don't remember them ever getting closer than a month behind or so. And two weeks is probably too coarse-grained anyway.
I think what python.org really needs is a PEP rss feed. A friend thought that they already had one, but neither he nor I could find it. So if it exists, it's well-hidden. If it doesn't exist, it should. Please?
(And if it's easier for whoever's in charge of such things to give me access to the server and repository than to do it himself, then yes, I'm volunteering.)