I didn't particularly like the Windows 7 beta, nor the RC. The final release, though... WOW. Microsoft has really outdone themselves - heck, they fixed my biggest gripe with Windows (Windows gives no feedback when trying to launch a program) AND my second-biggest gripe (not immediately obvious what's holding up a shutdown, reboot, or log out operation). They also subdued the UAC icon in 7, another change I like. Finally, all the little things Microsoft added... like jump menus, Libraries (which Mac OS X lacks an exact equivalent to), and the revamped taskbar all make Windows 7 that much more pleasant to use. I'll admit that it runs a little slower than I'd like, especially inside a Parallels VM, but I'll take that shortcoming for the new stuff it offers.