I wrote a small commentary on quality control today and I'm surprised it didn't get more reaction.
I'm not a great tester and I'm sure I'd have missed these things as well, but there's no excuse for Microsoft, with a SQL Server team of hundreds, to not regression check everything they know about. I mean how many machines and automated tests do they have? I think that they can do better and they got a little sloppy after a great release and first service pack.
Plus I thnk they're focused on the next version, due next year or the year after. I can't imagine it will come out in 2007 since we haven't seen a beta or CTP.