Sinan at InstallAware has just posted an interesting read:
Viresh: Did He Make or Break InstallAware?
While some of it is questionable, if you have an interest in the behind the scenes opinions of this industry it's really worth reading the entire article. He goes into such topics as the war between Rob and InstallAware, the copying of the ZeroG website (along with an attack on Stefan Krueger ), what he really thinks about WiX and his own product WiXAware and behind the scenes poaching of InstallShield employees and alleged poor quality code they delivered to him
Interestingly he also claims that only he and Rob Mensching have innovated in the last year and leaves me out of his rant.
He also mentions not liking a strategy of having a very thin IDE on top of WiX. Funny, this is exactly where I'm trying to go with IsWiX. I think with the right investment and development staff I could make a really good go at it but I'm not crazy enough to try. This market is too saturated and mature in my opinion.