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Managed Service Accounts - The Saviour for the Domain-based SQL Server Service Account?

For those Database Administrators seeking to lock-down security related to a Service  Account(s), there is an option starting with Windows Server 2008 R2:
a Managed Service Account.
This type of account is tied to a machine, and cannot be locked out, and seems to be a saviour for vigilant DBAs wanting to achieve a higher level of SQL Server Instance isolation:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/09/10/managed-service-accounts-understanding-implementing-best-practices-and-troubleshooting.aspx 

Would you agree? Or have a proposal for an even better solution?

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