Unsuccessful? Far from it!
This program was far from unsuccessful. As a Sun reseller we used this program constantly as a way for our customers to evaluate servers and storage, 90% of which turned in to purchases rather than getting returned.
Most of the time it actually worked out cheaper to buy a server through T&B than it did through normal discount applications.
I think this is more to do with the Oracle acquisition rather than poor take up.
Our customers loved this program, it's a shame it is being pulled.