Within hours of it appearing online, the American Psychiatric Association issues a press release: DSM-5 Publication Date Moved to May 2013
The press release also indicated that, according the the chair of the DSM-V task-force,
draft changes to the DSM will be posted on the DSM-5 Web site in January 2010. Comments will be accepted for two months and reviewed by the relevant DSM-5 Work Groups in each diagnostic category. Field trials for testing proposed changes will be conducted in three phases.
This seems to be a positive development. For some interesting commentary on the matter, see New Scientist expose of psychiatry’s "civil war" on the blog, In the news, which is where I first learned about the articles and the press release.