Was up there this weekend.
Took the steps down, and they look nice. Though a bit overconstructed for what they are. The natural weakness that was blasted to 'improve it' now looks like shit, and isn't all that much better. Sure, it will help the neophytes with their terror while walking up the trail, but the trail still needs allot of work. Especially the areas that they cut that are already being undermined by people using a weakness a few feet away, because its easier to not walk on the rocks. The downed timber and widow-makers hanging out make for some interesting obsticals to negotiate. I'd like to see what it will look like when it is completely done, but for now, it's looking alright.
A better place for stairs, IMO, would be from 5.8 crag up to the new trail. That thing is tricky to negotiate, even more with leaves lubricating the ground.
Better signage and development of the new staircase trail at the road would help too. If you don't know that there is something there, or are not paying attention you will surely miss it.