In the end eSignatures provided a tantalizing glimpse of a potential esigning future, but one that remains firmly in the distance at this time. Certainly eSignatures is in fact useful at the moment - for a limited range of actions and signings. But unless its more notable shortcomings are timely and completely addressed this will remain a beta that doesn't reach the other shore.
At first glance, the seemingly Grand Canyon-wide gap between a verified signature and eSignature's practice is troubling. However, upon reflection, the lack of individual party verification is less worrying than it appears - at least in corporate scenarios.