Been reading the boards here for some time, figured it was time to chime in.
I took the C|EH exam on the 20th of Dec and passed with a 74%. Not thrilled about the score, but I was studying off of older material (and I didn't study very hard), and many of the questions I thought were very poorly worded. There was one I went over three times, even tried drawing out the question on the dry-erase card they gave me in the exam room to try to visualize the question, just couldn't do it.
The practice exam I used (Exam Prep) really seemed like it was nowhere near what the actual exam was like. In fact, about 10 questions in to it I remember thinking "this is nothing like the practice test!" Again, this could have had to do with the fact that I was going off older material (probably v4, book was published March 2006). For the most part though, I sat for the exam with my "off the street" knowledge, and just really flipped through the book and practice exam.
All that being said, I thought the exam was pretty easy. I was a little spooked because I've read numerous posts here stating how difficult the exam is/was. With proper experience in the industry, one shouldn't have much problem passing the exam. I feel that my failures were mostly related to silly memorization things like "What are the two cybercrime laws that.... blah blah?" Things like that. Reference items you don't use on a daily basis. Tools wise, theory wise, etc, I thought it was all pretty rudimentary.
Anyway, as a little background. I've been a computer fiend since about `86 or so. A Commodore 64 was the first computer I owned, and have been hooked and tweaking ever since. I entered the IT world about 11 years ago, and the past five have been spent strictly in the Security arena, mostly on the technical side. Which is okay, I really don't want to take the CISSP.