Microsoft has announced Visual Studio 2008 has gone RTM. It should be available in lovely shrink-wrapped boxes in time for the Christmas rush. I know what Aunt Mildred's getting in her stocking!
But is migration from VS2005 (or even 2003) warranted? Is the juice worth the squeeze? What exactly's in that smokin' new code, and how stable is it?
Here's one blogger's take on upgrade strategies, and a nice enumeration of the new stuff sprinkled liberally with helpful links.
The comments, as usual for these kinds of things, are as good as the article itself. For instance, one VS 2008 beta user reports it to be the most stable version of the product he's tried yet.