so i hear all this great stuff from wordpress about 2.9.
i login to my dashboard and see the prompt to upgrade. i hit auto upgrade and my site exploded.
running the auto update destroyed the db i have which sadly just included hundreds of entries for a remix contest we are running. it took me awhile to see what the issue was, so after spending hours and hours running through disabling plugin folders, changing version numbers in sql, forcing db upgrades staring at a blank site screen and getting insufficient permission errors i finally had to have my host restore me.
$125 later i am back to a version of my site that backed up in october. although i have all the contest entry files, i have no contact information for any of them due to the db getting destroyed.
i have been using wordpress for years and run 3 sites using it, i also have 2 client sites on it. yes, shame on me for not backing up everything right beforehand, after all the successful years with WP, i just trusted everything would work. never again will i do that. is 2.9 ready for primetime? judging by the forum issues i would say not. don't get me wrong, ultimately it's my fault for not backing up, but i have never had so many issues with a wordpress release.