All good points. I'm a big T-SQL fan and therefore wrote something similar to ship logs to multiple other servers all in T-SQL. In addition you have the option of restoring a log onto a standby server for "warm" backup purposes.
Why did I do this instead of using Log shipping? My client didn't want to pay for more than Standard Edition. My implementation allows for multiple destinations and flexible full and log backup schedules. It's all very simple really.
I have the whole thing documented. Would anyone like a copy of the lot?
I just finished writing my own version of log shipping for a warm standby server for a client and am preparing to install it in the next couple of weeks. As this is my first go-round at this in a production situation, I'd love to see what you've done...
Same situation, client didn't want to fork out for Enterprise Edition or an expensive failover package.