Check-out the latest by the always interesting Taylor Dinerman on Space Review, The Space Review: Mike Griffin’s greatest mistake. He makes the case that calling Constellation Apollo on steroids was possibly not the best term to use.
"If allowed to go forward, Ares 1 has the potential, over the long term, to be America’s answer to Soyuz, a system that can launch on time and within budget. Every subsystem on it has been and will be subject to a continual process of improvement. Unlike the Saturn V, which only flew 13 times, the Ares 1 has the real potential to fly hundreds of missions safely and reliably. Like Soyuz it may even have the potential to launch private citizens into orbit and beyond."