Of course the big news today is Wordpress 2.5 has just been released:
WordPress 2.5, the culmination of six months of work by the WordPress community, people just like you. The improvements in 2.5 are numerous, and almost entirely a result of your feedback: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, media library, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code, concurrent post editing protection, full-screen writing, and search that covers posts and pages. You can read more about it here.
I think I’ll wait for my plugins to catch up, although CyberCoder who was brave enough to test the waters reports no problems so far.
For those who us who are relatively new to Wordpress, switching over to a brand new interface whilst still trying to grasp the fundamentals of the previous version might not be a smart idea.
Neverthless it will only be a matter of time before this Bloke decides to take the plunge. For those of us who are willing to venture into uncharted territory you can find the upgrade instructions here.