To cut a long story so short that I won't even start it, I'm now running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04. So far, its excellent. Full-on EJW-compliant install.
One wee oddity...during the install I was told that my partition had not been fsck'ed in 49710 days and so an fsck was being forced.
I honestly have no recollection of running an fsck in 2143 and then travelling back in my time machine to 2007 but then again...it would sure explain some of my weirder deja-vu moments.
 EJW = "Everything Just Works"