WordPress 2.8 is coming! It’s scheduled launch date is next Wednesday.
Geting new themes will be a snap. You’ll be able to download and install new themes directly from your dashboard. No icky FTP required.
The revamped widget area will be easy to use. The new layout of the widget area will allow you to see all your sidebars at once. Currently if you have multiple sidebars you can only work with them one at a time.
My plan is to wait a few weeks before installing 2.8. I’ll let the people who haven’t been burned by the premature release of Microsoft products test out the new software. Once I’m convinced that 2.8 is stable, I’ll upgrade too.