So i upgraded to RC3, and it works great. Except for this small bug. If you run over to my blog http://www.pseudoweb.net/wordpress/ you will notice the most recent entry says it has no comments, but i checked and then posted comments myself. There are two comments in this post.
i'm gonna go through the default theme and see what is different, but i am pretty sure my code is right because all themes say the same thing.