Are we there yet? Almost.
Although reportedly three weeks behind schedule I am confident in updating to the lastest beta version of WordPress 3.1 (as of a few minutes ago).
Also to note, as much as I prefer the HTML tag of the editor, this post was written in theVisual tab to make use of one of the newest features allowing for easier internal linking to previously written content. So, if you are interested in upgrading to the latest beta as well, have a read of my earlier post here.