You know it's been a good vacation when you miss out on some of the good news. I missed the fact the Best Practice Analyzer for Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 was released.
A lot of Microsoft's product has these kind of tools these days and a lot of installations will benefit from it. However, having a tool like this does not mean that you can just lean back and trust the mechanics - you still have to apply common sense and take into account special environmental and infrastructure specifics.
So, if you had a good vacation like me and missed out too - then take a good look at it and check out whether it could do your installation good. Read more about here.