MVP Rick Strahl has posted about the first CTP of Expression Web Designer. Rick's a long-time MVP and a pretty demanding tools user (as well as the author of some commercial and some free tools). Rick raves about the new support for styles, the performance (even at this early stage in the cycle) and it's ability to deliver an accurate rendition of the page in the WYSIWYG editor. He also talks about some stability issues he's come across. All in all I think he's pretty impressed.So it's a somewhat mixed bag, but for a first Impression Expression makes a good one. In fact, I think I can use it to replace FrontPage almost immediately on this end since it has the minimal set of features that I use in FrontPage in the first place.
Check it out.