I have two pieces out on the compromise package on Senate reform -- at PP I say that the package does nothing about the 60 vote Senate, but should help a lot with the problem of filibusters when there is a 60 vote supermajority. That's not what reformers wanted, but it's not nothing.
And at Greg's place, I discussed the factors that led to more major reform fizzling out. One point that wound up getting edited down that I do want to emphasize is that what they're trying to do -- a middle-ground reform is simply very hard to do. It's especially hard to do by rules instead of by norms, which is how it used to be done. The problem is that the current crop of Republicans simply isn't willing to abide by institutional norms; they believe in exploiting the rules whenever possible. That's their right, but it's hard to overcome.
I'm sure I'll link to other things soon, but I'll call Greg Koger's analysis of it to your attention right now.
I'll also say that another big part of whether this will really work depends on whether they really go through with use-it-or-lose-it post-cloture time. If so, it's going to be a lot easier -- maybe I would even say easy - to move non-controversial district judges and executive branch nominations, and even those who have some opposition, but no intense opposition.