I've been hearing a lot of "bad things" going on with WordPress v1.5.1 and people saying negative things. Goodness!
On this forum, you'd think the whole program was a disaster because people are always talking about what is broken, wrong, or mixed up. Well, folks, that is what this forum is for. You got a problem, you come here. Few people who have a trouble-free install and performance take the time to stop in here and say WELL DONE - I'M IMPRESSED - WORDPRESS IS TROUBLE FREE! They come here to complain, whine, and moan, which is what we are here for.
Hundreds, and soon thousands, of people are running a new install and upgrade of this new version without a hitch. You will not see their comments here. It would be nice, but that's not what we are here for. You gotta problem, come see us. You don't have a problem, wonderful!
I know this is editorial and not very helpful, but I'm starting to see a lot of negative comments about the new version being "broke" and such. Stop it. The development team worked overtime to fix almost 200 different things, some bugs, some improvements. That's a lot within a couple of months of the last release. They could have sat on their kudos for a few months and relaxed, but they didn't. They poured their time and energy (and money) into getting this release out faster than most companies produce updates. Good on them.
The volunteers behind this forum are working overtime this week to help all of you struggling to cope with the new release and your every day issues. We're doing our best.
Theme designers and plugin authors are also working overtime to see if their plugin will work consistently with the new version, so give them time to catch up, too.
As you read through the comments, whines, and complaints, realize that this is not reflective of the whole WordPress community of users. Many are not having any trouble at all. But those who do, they come here.