You know, when I think about the weekly auto updates for Windows and some of my other "auto" software, I think that WordPress developers responded really well with the early release of 1.5.1 featuring many fixes and little improvements. And then to pop up with the 22.214.171.124 release to fix the two bugs discovered after the first release so FAST - wow! They could have left these until the next big release, but they wanted to help everyone NOW!
Many of these things aren't caught until a LOT of users with different systems and demands upon the program start using it. The testers do their very best, but they are a small group compared to the thousands of you out there using WordPress with all your different configurations. You are the real testers.
Upon learning of the two big problems, they jumped.
I don't see other companies with great resources moving that fast. I have one HTML Editor program that I adore that I upgraded a year and a half ago and the use of one of my favorite features in the program wiped out my entire website on my hard drive. I have contacted customer support, technical support, called, written letters, and....well, I still haven't gotten one word of help from a formerly very helpful company.
The neat things about WordPress are:
1) It's Free
2) If you don't screw with it, it's really easy to use
3) If you screw with it, there is a lot of help to fix it
4) There are other options out there (free and not)
5) You don't have to use it
6) You don't have to upgrade
7) A whole lot of people who CARE are working hard for you behind the scenes
Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread to let others know that their install went well. For those on other threads dealing with the issues of installation problems, I thank all of the volunteers who are pitching in overtime to help you all get it figured out.