It's not often that when reading forum contents online, at least associated with business, that one is prompted to laugh more than once -- and from the comments above I count so far three instances! And all in a good way: I think it's because there's "life in BPM"; you shouldn't laugh at the dead.
Several commenters have pointed out the persistence of BPM, and the slow increment of improvements. I think these comments are correct. I've noted elsewhere the view that BPM is "the core technology for work" and "work being the raison d'etre for business", that means BPM is centrally important. And if this is true, then the overall health of business growth depends to some extant on the success of BPM technology.
So, how successful is BPM now? The answers have been given already here. BPM-as-technology is increasingly capable, but not capable enough. And BPM-as-culture is increasingly present, but not present enough. Progress is being made, "slowly and surely" on both technology and cultural/governance questions.
So, yes to the question that we are in a new era, an era characterized by the confidence that BPM is proven and accepted and that it will become increasingly useful.