I'm in a hospital environment where I look after many specialised PC based medical systems with all sorts of filesystems and operating systems. Unfortunately the majority are windo$e based but a have a few Macs, SPARCs, UNIXs and I'm sure a few others I haven't yet discovered.
I'm keen to really start tearing into PING to see how it goes. I'll keep you updated with what I succeed in.
BTW: Local Imaging would be a wonderful addition that I would use all the time. IE: /hda to /hdc etc etc
EDIT: Completed first backup/restore of an XP system. Flawless