Hi Ken! No, fortunately, my only personal experience with Vista has been has been with the x64 version, although I've installed a dozen or more 32-bit copies on others' computers.
Although I'm a Linux guy now, I see the role of the OS being diminished by what "I do" with a computer, which is access info via a browser, download porn, word process, text editing, photo editing, and video watching/some minor video editing. I can set up Linux to do all this comfortably and then the OS updates itself from then on, even kernel updates — all free of charge. You could also do the same with BSD, OS X, very well with Windows.
However, I want Win7 to be a success because so many of friends and family's hassles will be reduced. They deserve a good OS, and damnit, Microsoft should get serious about improving the user experience, not merely adding more layers of eye candy and DRM to the system. Win7 is a second chance to get it right, and for Microsoft not to spend the next year allowing the marketing department to hype non-existent features or enhancements. I will never forget Feb. 1st, 2007 after loading Vista, my only response was: Five years and this is what I got for my $299?