After writing my little blog on how to upgrade to 7.1 I got several people telling me that the freebsd-update servers were slow, irresponsive etc. From the information that Colin send to FreeBSD-stable it seems that a lot of people were really waiting for 7.1 to come out, and that they all wanted to upgrade. Colin had made improvements to the system so that it can better deal with the load.
The good thing from this is that a lot of people ARE interested in the latest version, as well as that they use the easy to use application “freebsd-update”. If you run a -RELEASE version, you should use this to easily and quickly upgrade to a later revision.
Keep those bits rolling!