This morning Fabien from the symfony project announced the roadmap for the next major version of symfony, 1.2. He announced that Doctrine would be officially supported as a "first class citizen." The time couldn't be better as symfony 1.2 is scheduled to be released in October and Doctrine is slated to release 1.0 around the same time. This is good news for Doctrine, symfony and more importantly PHP in general. I look forward to seeing what comes of all this in the coming months.