Good, no nonesense, solid article, Tim - thanks for that.
I count myself as one of the small business users- with SQL 2000 sitting within a partitioned primary server- running a MIS that uses SQL for its data deposit, and utilising Crystal Reports.
With the myriad of rave reviews of SQL2005, and the knowledge that some day I going to have to upgrade - it was nice to read a straight forward, informing article without the hype. ( No criticism intended to any other contributors!)
Lets hope we see more from Tim