Future bit: setting the score straight
Today I've run a little experience after reading (and writting) some posts on this thread of the ASP.NET forums. Following Matt's info, I've extracted the js files from the Preview dll and I've re-run my previous tests. Matt is almost right: they've really fixed all the bugs but one: the insidious ListView bug. I'd be happy to know why it's still there...anyone?
Yesterday rantings and rumblings were replaced today with a nice feeling that everything is just as it should (I mean, almost: i still haven't forgotten that ListView thingy!). I'm sure that the guys of the team will still "kill me in sight" but I'm not worried because I think I was right about complaining (after all, it's not my fault that there's been a sync problem between the embedded and the external js future files). Another reason why i'm not worried is that I do live far far far away from Redmon:)
I think it's safe to say that all the other items I've mentioned are now solved. After all, you do listen. thanks!