First off, there's ice cream and that very nice. But the thing that strikes me is that there are so many new faces. As each of the leaders of UX, dev, PM, and test get up, to talk about where we are today and what has been worked on in the last quarter. All I can say at this point in time, is there are major changes being made to the product to improve this, speed up that and add even more.
I'm dogfooding Vista, Office 2007, and IE7 right now. Soon I will be installing the next version of CRM. Not too much disappointment here has happened so far. Most of the changes are based on me learning how to do something different. I have come to expect major performance problems with so many betas, but I've not seen that at all. I think these releases will be good enough to recommend for Mom and Dad. Although Dad did work for Microsoft in the 90s. :o)