Even though I tried an early beta, I have tried very hard to keep a more "consumer" eye towards Vista as it reaches release. I installed Vista Ultimate on my wife's computer (after upgrading the memory, of course) so I could perhaps get some reaction from someone who is not knee deep in tech talk. Perhaps I was inspired from Robert's comment about the Twit podcast where Paul Thurrott said Vista was changing the way he uses his computer. (maybe he's changed his opinion) I've read some good (but hey integrating everything you've offered separately can't count as a meaningful upgrade, can it?)
But I've also read Chris's posts from back in May about Vista Mistakes and then more.
Trish was not impressed with the staid looking task bar (first question: "how do I change the color?" Answer: you really can't) And her overall impression after one week (granted it's early) was: "It's really not that different"
Rick Schummer has a great post in which he discusses some of the new features in the Sedna Data Explorer.
I've played just a little with the FoxPro Data Explorer but was always put off by its lack of direct integration features so hearing some of the new features and bug fixes (especially the call to the Upsizing wizard) have intrigued me to take another look.