If the frustrations with Vista are just too much for you to bear but you feel inclined to continue using it in the first place, a breath of fresh air may be just around the corner. While the official release date for Vista SP1 is still into next year, there are reports that a RC might be available in December. Hopefully if a RC is made available it won't be the crude tease that Microsoft “accidentally” made available earlier this month.
For all those looking forward to the bug fix rollups, if not so much the speed boost, a RC would be appreciated, as other beta tests have found no noticeable speed jump for Vista. Keep your eye out for this if you are a Vista user.