This weekend I am looking around at some of the changes related to the Google Apps infrastructure change that I took advantage of for the Neohawk.Org domain.
For example, I logged into my Google Sites site that I use to play around and see what's up with sites this morning. It has been a really long time since I have logged into a google sites. One of the first things I notice is that the "announcement" content type now provides an RSS feed. The lack of an rss feed was one of the major reasons I never seriously considered Google Sites a serious solution to anything. It was simply a toy. Now that it has rss feeds at least for the announcements content type that may change.
I can certainly think of possiblities for using sites now. Since one use case I have certainly doesn't require any serious effort to provide a nice look and feel (sites ability to customize look and feel still sucks, but I guess that's the price you pay for an easy-to-use, highly google apps integrated site). Unfortunately, that use case requires that we get JANO re-classified as a 501c3.