I had a good experience getting my Florida CCW permit. I thought I would relay it to the group.
I was in Florida for Christmas and on 23 Dec 10 I applied for my Florida CCW permit. I received it today (7 Jan 11) in the mail - 15 days elapsed time with 2 holidays in the mean time. I applied in person at one of the regional centers where you key your own info into the system.
I have no idea how long the process would have taken if I had mailed the application in, but I have heard they are a couple of months behind in keying in applications due to a swelling demand.
Overall, I was impressed with the process. The in-office visit was 20 minutes or so and the 15 day turnaround including mail time to my house was outstanding.