I just came across this question on meta.stackexchange: Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites
Whats our say on that and how are we doing there? From what I understand and they said,
Now, communities can focus on Q&A about topics they love, not on whether their site will survive.
Thats very encouraging against something that Area51 keeps on displaying: Needs work, Days in Beta or something similar to that.