This just in, Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2008! Read Somasegar's Weblog for the official announcement.
I can't wait to try it out. I'm looking forward to trying out all the new features such as XML literals in VB.Net, improved Intellisense, LINQ, integrated unit testing, and much more.
Hopefully I will get a chance to purchase a copy from the MS store soon. Are there any MS employees reading this that wouldn't mind if I bought this on their quota? I don't work too far from Redmond :).