I could risk saying, that Entity Framework made what ALT.NET movement is today. It was strong voice of resistance against it, that gave the impulse to action for people that started evangelizing about alternative approaches, pointing out its flaws and suggesting corrective actions. I guess to some extent this strong voice has been heard at Microsoft, but due to various reasons, not many changes have been made for v1.0 release.
I’m not very surprised to see ADO .NET Entity Framework Vote of No Confidence. (Here you can see who signed it). Sure it’ won’t change anything instantly, but I think that the stronger the voice of people who care about these things, the more likely Microsoft will take them into account. The less products like Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server, overloaded with wizards diagrams and ‘click me baby one more time’ windows.
Read it, and if you agree, sign.