Thanks everyone for the kind words! These are definitely the kinds of things we should start talking about sooner rather than later.
bq. That being said, I can’t help but bemoan the fact that many typefaces I would love to use on the web are not yet licensed for such use. Personally, this is one of the issues preventing me from getting truly excited about font-embedding.
All in due time. A tremendous amount of ground has already been covered in a very small amount of time with getting viable solutions out there for using fonts on web pages. Now that some of these are in place, and the foundries are getting a bit more comfortable with the prospects, the fonts will follow. I doubt that most foundries won’t be offering up their fonts in some way by the this time next year.