Steve Jones (Blog - @way0utwest) shares he found a post confirming Microsoft's intention to deliver a Service Pack 4 for SQL Server 2005! Cool. Thanks for responding to the community, Microsoft.
When SQL Server 2005 was released, the community told Microsoft 5 years was too long to wait for a new release of SQL Server. Since they released SQL Server 2008 - less than three years after the release of SQL Server 2005 - the community has repeatedly communicated this was too soon.
I think both are accurate: for some folks, three years is too soon. For others, five years is too long.
Which describes you?