I taught a private class last week near Portland (Oregon) and although the company has a lot of SQL Servers, there was not much excitement at all about SQL Server 2008. They still have many SQL Server 2000 installations, and are debating whether to upgrade those to 2005. Most of the interest was in the real value of the new 2005 features, like partitioning, and the new large object types, as well as interest in the new metadata, such as the DMVs.
They're trying to run a business, and keep their systems running well. They don't have a lot of time to get excited about features that are way in the future.
I can't believe that my client is the only organization that is very interested in the continued health of SQL Server 2005, but I was surprised to see no blog posts here on SQLBLOG about the latest Cumulative Update for SQL 2005.
Yesterday, Microsoft released CU#8 and you can read about it here:
So what are you waiting for?