Microsoft announced the end of EBS today http://blogs.technet.com/essentialbusinessserver/archive/2010/03/05/new-it-trends-bring-change-to-mid-market-product-line.aspx
I remember when it came out in October 2008 with SBS 08 launched. That was only 1 1/2 years ago. It was a great concept, very similar to BackOffice was in 2000.
Microsoft did re enforce it’s backing of SBS thought, which is great!