I'm having a problem with the change, but for a slightly different reason. In 1.2, I could use the same post slug on different days --- for example:
This was handy for repeated "theme" posts. It also meant you didn't have to remember every slug you've ever used; just those on the same day.
It was fixed after this bug report, on the basis that posts' URIs should not be allowed to clash (by default).
That means I'm now forced to do this:
I don't like it, and I've been manually editing the database to put it back the way it was.
At the end of that bug report, Matt said he would look at comparing the permalinks rather than the slugs. This would solve my problem whilst avoiding the original bug that was reported.
Is there any word on progress? If Matt's too busy, is there anyone who would volunteer to look at it for me? I'd greatly appreciate it.