In the past I have always chosen to compile my own PostGIS because the GEOS library that came with the regular PostgreSQL yum install, was a bit antiquated.
This has changed, so this time around I figured I'd give it a go at using the Yum repository 1.5.2 release of PostGIS available via Yum Package List.
PostGIS in Action has started shipping from Amazon and we already have 3 positive reviews. We are hoping to write another book sometime soon, but haven't decided yet on the topic. Will definitely have something to do with databases and probably a lot of PostgreSQL in it.