I had the 441 on Monday also. I must say i also was plesantly supprised about it. The questions really only made "sense in the context" of the business case. In my exams i was a bit suprised that so few questions targeted the "new" features of the SQL Server, instead most times i was "forced" to pick the "old" solutions. For example there where 6 Business cases in my exam and not once there was a question that had "mirroring" as a valid failover choice. The questions where close, but there where stuble hints to pick other ways.
Anyway... I agree there was a LOT to read, and i managed to finish a few testlets with less then a minute remaining (one came down to 8 seconds) i also didnt really have time to prepare, since we have so many year-change-changes (why do they allways want everything on 1/1?)
I think i managed to pass the 441 exam, but the Beta Exam 71-444( PRO: Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution) gave me a bit of a headace. Some of those questions had a "wrong" feeling to them (For example Index questions not offering "one" optimal Index, but one that only "almost" covers the querry and another that has the main field, but is having an aditional not used field) (Hope this still passes under the NDA) and i really wanted to have some more time to comment on those questions.