It sure made for a pretty short brew session yesterday, so we had that much more time to relax with a few - one of the guys had a Sam Adams de-constructed Latitude 48 12 pack, which we split into small glasses so everyone could try each of the beers. Very interesting comments; that Zeus is one bitter hop and the Simcoe has your nose in the pines, for sure. My pumpkin ale is bubbling away in my swamp cooler and overall it was a great day to brew.
Back on topic - I think some of the lighter cream ale styles are candidates for extract brewing now that extra light dme is available at my LHBS. I think Denny said that is has become his standard operating procedure for his cream ales.
It sure would be an easy way to have a house ale always on stock. But...I will always want to do an AG if time permits - I mean, it's about the hobby, right?