I updated a dozen or more client sites to WP3.0.4 this afternoon and was frustrated to discover that the included version of Akismet was not the most current. Consequently, following the WP upgrades, I then had to spend time upgrading Akismet on each of them too. It made a 15 minute job into a half hour - time I could do without wasting!
May I request that this be addressed for future releases? I do not recall it being an issue in the past.
Thanks for your great software and Happy New Year!