No, it's not a good thing beyond perhaps raising awareness of it and maybe temporarily increasing demand for it. The stability it had was a great sign and it was seeing some solid use for transactions (especially for virtual goods). The sudden increase is going to add risk to day to day transactions and thus make people shy again from using BTC for purchases.
But there's no reason to believe it won't go down 30% next week. Fluctuations of this magnitude are terrible for something that purports to be a usable currency; more like what you'd expect from penny stocks.
This reminds me of all the people using vanity IPv6 address spaces. Facebook, BBC, Cisco, Department of Commerce, F5, etc... they all use "hexspeak" to put words or initials in their public IPv6 addresses.
Probably worth noting that the vertical tab UI you end up with looks pretty weird (on Mac OS, at least), as it's literally just moving the existing tabs over to the side without changing the graphics at all.