I am testing the latest version of VSC Plug-In for vSpehere and deploying Rapid Clones. Now we are a small shop 5 linked clone pools with a total of 75 or so linked clone desktops. So far I have not seen any great advantage using the rapid clones and one big disadvantage. If I deploy a five system linked clone pool using either method it takes about the same amount of time and the space savings using de-dupe is nearly the exact same, 58% for rapid clone and 57% for view lined clone. The disadvantage is OU placement in active directory. While it is very easy using view, using sysprep it is turning out to be a bit of a struggle.