Man, hopefully you guys have developed thick skins by now!  This is a rough crowd.  I upgraded our two copies of VS2005 pro to VS2008 pro, and I have to admit 2008 is much slower that 2005.  Now with 2010 staring us in the face, I don't know what to do.  I've got a good working copy of win7 RC on a laptop, along with Ubuntu linux, WINXP Pro (which is what I depend on), and Vista for supporting the few poor souls who are using that.  I think MS needs to take a step back and look at what they are doing: Making their products look better, but not delivering a better product.  People can see through that, people that matter.  I think the flopdoption of Vista by business is a clear example.  It is the IBM PCjr of the 21st century.  I heartily concur that the videos which I have watched are too much talk, not enough substance.