Wow, this was not something I thought I could miss. I completely failed to realize that Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft came out over a month ago. I'm really quite embarrased.
The release announcement, dated October 26, is here. Looks good to me, I can't wait to try it out. You can download it from here.
I'm downloading Edgy now, when I install it I'll report on how it feels, although I'm regrettably pretty late.