Paid Downloads Plugin Status

I was a bit late in completing the recent survey, but was excited to see a Downloads plugin may be in the works. What is the status of such a Paid Downloads plugin?

I notice the Membership plugin provides access to premium content like downloads but for those of us who plan to sell e-books to anyone (not just members), standalone Downloads functionality with PayPal integration would be just grand.

I'd be more than happy to help test a Paid Downloads plugin, if one has made it to the front burner yet. If this project is not expected to become a reality anytime soon, please advise so we can research our other options (PayPal, ClickBank, etc.).