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I've discussed xCAT with a few admins even recently. What I've gotten out of those talks is that "xCAT is great... once you get it running." Last I personally looked at xCAT, some time ago now (perceus was seriously lacking for our needs), it was complex enough that I would have rather written my own provisioner. I even started playing a bit with that idea before the new Warewulf was released, after which I didn't feel the need to continue with it.
If you have a basic understanding of Linux administration, Warewulf is pretty straightforward. Even if you're doing some really crazy stuff most of its shortcomings can be hacked around easily enough. If you do have issues getting up and running, or come up with something out of the norm that you would like to try, this mailing list is extremely helpful in working through any issues you may find.
At the moment, we use Warewulf for provisioning a couple thousand systems in a multi-tenant environment, with various vlan and air gap separation, and a mix of Torque, SLURM, etc. configurations.
The things I would like to see that Warewulf currently lacks are a way to provision onto a software raid (last I knew this was still in the works), and a way to overlay a large group of files(such as an application installation) over a vnfs during deployment -though this can be done afterwards in about a billion other ways.
Hope this helps!