Just noticed this announcement from Microsoft. (I get about 30 emails a day from them, so it takes me a while to wade through them. )
SharePoint Designer is now available to anyone as a free 296MB download.
While it's not a significant enough announcement to make me want to blow off the afternoon and go party, Designer is still a nice little tool for those of us who work in places where SharePoint gets used. If you design for SharePoint, you'll want a copy of this.
Information and download links here: