I’m satisfied with SQL Server 2008. It meets my needs and I can build whatever I want in the database. There’s no feature that it lacks that blocking my development. SQL Server 2008 is what I see when I close my eyes and dream. Maybe I’m just pleased with my current projects, maybe I’m being dense, maybe I lack imagination, tell me if I’m being stupid, but I feel no compelling need for an upgrade. If Microsoft didn’t ship the new version for 3 or 5 more years, I’d be ok with that. I’m sure there will be features in the next version of SQL Server that I’ll become jazzed about and I’m all for progress, but today, I’m a very satisfied database developer. I know this is an unusual blog post, but I want to say: I’ve worked with lots of databases over the past 32 years and I really like SQL Server 2008. Thank you MSFT SQL Server team.