Lucas Nussbaum have blogged about missing the site for Debian package a day, and it looks like some reliable people are backing his efforts – interesting!
Read the blog entry and the comments here
It would be nice to resurrect this. A team of editors could work on this, and readers could submit new entries. Editors wouldnt need to be Debian users : we could have Ubuntu users too, and it would be a nice way to determine what are the things that have been packaged in Ubuntu that we should (but dont) have in Debian yet.