Corey Nachreiner on this week's patch deluge: "Administrators already have a hard enough time trying to keep up when Microsoft releases 10 security patches on the same day. Now imagine trying to deal with that while also receiving updates from all your other software vendors. This scenario makes it too likely that an IT staffer will overlook that one, critical security patch within all the vendor noise received that day."
I just filed a news analysis for eWEEK.com on this very topic. The recurring theme from my interviews with researchers and patch management experts is this: We don't mind a patch barrage but just let us know up front.