Stewart Money has some thoughts on the implications of the culmination of the courtship.
I’ve never really believed that the true goal of this program was a significant cost reduction. I think that the only requirement for which it makes sense is rapid-response single-orbit rendezvous.
But one other point that Stewart doesn’t mention. In the original rollout, they declared that the goal was (at least eventually) human missions. I don’t know how many people are going to be willing to go to orbit on a two-stage solid, particularly given OSC’s record. I know that I wouldn’t be, particularly given the more attractive alternatives (SpaceX/Dragon and perhaps whatever XCOR eventually comes up with). I wonder if this is the final nail in the coffin of the original cover story.