Well it looks like overall we will be keeping 32 bit for a long while.
Me, I am going to go the 64 bit way once it goes gold. Presently I do not see any dealbreakers yet. And I see the faster bootup / shutdown ( are they because it is faster or because 64 bit has lesser things setup by default ?) and better responsiveness of desktop to be a significant advantage.
I have been putting some time into learning 32 bit packaging for sometime now. The added complications of 64 bit and sometimes 32-64 dual packaging seem a little too much to handle for my limited patience/time. Will keep looking...
NOTE : This thread arose because I have been watching Chakra for sometime now. They have just done it - that is gone exclusively 64 bit to concentrate efforts.
I do understand the need to keep both for us. I am happy that users are placed first here