Get this, I was trying out a beta of Windows Dreamscene and thought I'd just chuck a 200mb wmv at it to see what it would do.
Vista froze... Not a good experience, but just as I was about to hit the good old reset button, the screen goes black, then up pops a nice little balloon telling me that my video card driver had failed, and Vista had recovered from it for me!!!!
It then proceeded to notify MS about the issue.
I was flabbergasted... Kudos to Microsoft for their efforts on this OS, it truly is the greatest. So long BSOD.
Admittedly I think I'm still running a beta video card driver, but Vista just takes it in it's stride... Fantastic.