Just to add another data point to the web on Vista adoption. I have an HP Pavillion tx 1000, from the first day I had it, I’ve had problems with the stability of Vista, and I see the blue screen of death at least once a day. HP has pushed an update for a number of hardware drivers, and every time I try to run the automatic updates I end up dealing with a blue screen, an average of five reboots, and an eventual system restore.
If you are considering Vista, think again. I’ve ended up reverting to my existing XP box, and I’m considering getting a Mac.