Does anyone know if 2008 will have that?
VS2008 does, but real icon designers have plugins for Photoshop and never touch VS's graphic resource editor (which is a glorified paint.exe anyway)
True, but irrelevant. After the designer is done, the developer has to plug it into the application, and older VS incarnations could destroy all the work the designer did real quickly if the developer wasn't careful. I've always been baffled by the fact that VS did so poorly in this area.