Installed in a VM, so some of this may change with a real install.
First boot after install left me with no network, ACPI failed to start, HALD failed. Had to use startx to get X going, even though I had selected GUI boot. A reboot of the VM seems to have cleared most of that. I also used Vasm to do a basic network setup, though the first boot showed almost no modules (other than sound) loaded, so I'm not sure whether the Vasm step was necessary or not.
First impressions - looks excellent, very clean. I don't like the large menu button on the task bar (thought there was a smaller one produced for the 5.9 Standard final?), but that is minor.
I can't use the Xfce terminal at all - that was the same with Xfce under the last alpha. I'm not sure if that is some artifact of the graphics support under VB, will have to see on a real install. At present, I get a large window, with a divide down the right side. Can't enter any text.
Alt-F2 does not get me the run dialog - had to select Run from the menu to open an xterm. Urxvt has keyboard problems - HOME and END keys don't work - I'll have to apply the fix from the dyna version, if I can find it again.
VasmCC doesn't start from the taskbar. Trying it from a terminal as root gets me a 'command not found'. Also, the gksu (?) prompt is a bit strange - hitting enter after entering the root password doesn't work, I have to click on OK.
Quit menu in Xfce only offers logout, both shutdown and restart are grayed out.