Just installed the new WP 2.5 and I am far from impressed.
The new editor is absolute crap.
In fact it's crappier than the last one.
At least with the previous version we could add Tiny MCE advanced to get it working properly.
Now we can't even do that.
The editor is simplistic in the extreme with not even any moderately advanced functions to use.
As for the statement in the official WP blog that the new editor won't mess with your code, it's absolute BS.
It will continually mess with your code, even after you've fixed it in html and saved it.
It'll keep ripping out whole swaths of your code for no apparent reason.
It's bloody annoying.
Why were forced to use such a crappy editor and with no alternatives like Advanced Tiny MCE to fall back on I don't know.
I know the WP crew have spent a whole lot of time and effort on the new version, but to spend so much time only to produce something inferior seems unimaginable.
Sorry guys but your eally blew this part of it.