I'm a little confused about the future of the new core menu functionality.
I read through this and can't decipher if they're definitely in or out:
I guess it's my own fault for rushing into a beta for a new site development assuming that the menus feature would be around to stay, but it certainly seems like a hotly anticipated feature which will cause a lot of disappointment by not being included.
Obviously if a feature is causing issues and that's going to delay release of other items, then I can understand why it would be put on the back-burner, but thus far I've been really impressed with the implementation of menus and the only issue I've encountered is that there's no option to disable target="_something" in the outputted HTML, causing XHTML validation failure.
Anyway, just thought I'd throw out a post to find out if there's a definite conclusion on whether menus will be in 3.0 or not.