I second Fredrik's compliment (and compliment him in turn on his excellent first name :o)) and request. More capacity in the description would be helpful, as perhaps would be a simple rich text editor (as is provided for these posts, for instance) to allow authors to add simple styles and links. The field does recognise HTML markup which is good, but non-technical authors won't know how to use that.
One further feature request for future versions: the ability to add custom fields. I maintain an events listing for an academic organisation (EUROCALL) and sometimes it's useful to be able to list the Call for Papers deadline, so I'd like to add that as a custom date field.