Been reading Dan Jones blog post regarding the delay to the launch of SQL Server 2008, and I think he makes some great points. There is obviously dissapointment from some people about the release date slipping back, but as Dan points out, a bad product will be remembered for a long time. SQL Server has built up a reputation for reliability, scalability and security over the last couple of releases. I'd rather Microsoft protected that reputation than rush something out to meet a marketing deadline. From what I have seen so far with the CTP's, SQL Server 2008 is going to be well worth the wait !