The map is alive and kicking.
Witness how quickly the OpenStreetMap is gaining coverage in this video.
The more than 1,000,000 contributors world-wide make this the fastest growing and most dynamic digital map. It is bound to become the most detailed map available byl 2013. There are already some countries (e.g. Germany), in which the OpenStreetMap richness in data has already surpassed those of all commercial competitors.
They have also created one of the greatest visualisations of the tremendous pace of the OpenStreetMap progression in 2008, which you can see below.