I still don't get why I see so many posts or hear so much criticism of Vista. It gets better all the time. I installed the SP2 update last night, an experience which was utterly painless.
SP1 was another story, but that might have been because I forced the installation. Up to that point, I had been spending way too much time dealing with crashes, stalls and other manual maintenance. [Hence, the rush to install something that might actually fix the problem.]
Since SP1 though, the experience has vastly improved.