We shipped the Windows Vista Ultimate extra known as DreamScene. See the details of the announcement at http://windowsultimate.com/blogs/announcements/archive/2007/09/25/windows-dreamscene-released.aspx.
I'm glad we shipped. Shipping is a feature. Please read the announcement since it was written by Barry Goeffe - Director, Windows Vista Ultimate. Here's a snip from the article :
"On a different topic, as the broad beta for Windows Vista SP1 nears, people have noticed that the screen which welcomes customers to Windows Ultimate Extras has changed. Our intent in making this change was simply to broaden the definition in anticipation of a broader range of Ultimate Extras being available in the future—that do not necessarily map to the original, narrow definition.
While I can understand how community sites and bloggers may have read the new definition and assumed that Microsoft is not shipping any more Extras, in reality the opposite is true. In addition to the remaining Language Packs, we plan to ship a collection of additional Windows Ultimate Extras that we are confident will delight our passionate Windows Vista Ultimate customers. We will shed more light on these plans once the Language Packs are finally dislodged from our delivery pipeline!"
Now I would imagine this is going to be met with a fair amount of skepticism. We'll see what the team delivers. I'm pretty sure they are aware you are watching closely.
In the meantime, check out the free goodies at http://dream.wincustomize.com/index.aspx.