Yes! About damn time the update to 2.1 Eclair was pushed out for the HTC Hero as well. Took them only half a year to get it fixed and released. Just saw yesterday that they had released the source for 2.2 Froyo, but hoping to get that upgrade (seeing as HTC has kind of said they won’t do the upgrade for the Hero) as well is probably pointless.
Here’s what HTC says on their (swedish) support pages: