Ubuntu 10.10 will be here shortly and it looks like its going to be good.
As usual the first few weeks after the release will be plagued by people claiming that its buggy or that it doesn't work, but this happens every release and it can take a month for all the bugs to get straightened out.
You can get one of the countdown banners for your site here: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/countdown
You can try the Beta before the release here: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/maverick/beta
I apologize for the lack of posts. I have been unwell but hope to carry on posting as normal from tomorrow.