On the whole, nice job everyone for a great release.
That said, here's my laundry list thus far:
1) Although the GUI installer was wonderful (I was expecting to have to learn how to do an install all over again - but I didn't), the installer went to a grey screen after I selected the host-name for my machine. I managed to right click and select log out (I think), and the computer rebooted and then finished the configuration.
2) Disk 2's readme tells people to go into Gslapt|Preferences|Sources and then check file:///media/cdrom0/packages/. This did not seem to work even though the CD was in the drive and mounted. I then tried file:///mnt/cdrom/packages/ with the same experience. I ended up browsing the package directories via command line and installing by hand: "installpkg *.tlz" for each of the various directories. The old-fashioned way seemed to work just fine.
3) After the KDE4 packages were installed, I felt it was a bit old-fashioned to have to CTRL-ALT-F1, login as root, init 2, and then init 5 in order to get kdm to be my default login manager. It worked just fine, but this may be off-putting to newbies. I don't seem to recall having to do that for VL5.9.
4) When resetting my hostname via vasm, it just won't seem to stick in KDE4, despite logging out and back in again. My computer *wants* to be called vector.linux.net despite my best efforts and changing /etc/hosts and so on. It's not a show stopper at this point, it's just a touch annoying.
5) When launching KDE4 the akonadi server starts and complains that MySQL is not installed. It may be that using Gslapt instead of installpkg would have dealt with this dependency, but I'm installing from work where there is a VPN, and I had been unable to use the network until I had downloaded and installed openvpn (Slackware 12.1), kvpnc (slacky.it), and vpnc (slacky.it). I'm about at this point right now (working wireless, yeaaa!) so I haven't done a retest on akonadi.
6) Everything to this point has been fine, but *my* particular show stopper is the lack of PDF support in Okular. I am wondering if it was compiled without poppler. Okular works like a charm on virtually every file type but *.pdf, and I have needed to use Xpdf to open these. I have personal (not technical) issues with Acroread. As I have poppler and poppler-data installed, I would imagine that Okular should read pdfs.
On the very pleasantly surprised side, I am THRILLED to not have to mess with the spca/gspca codebase to support the webcams which we use in data collection. wxCam is wonderful! Also, I was pleased to not have to mess with any command line parameters to get Audacity to immediately recognize and start to use my microphone.
In spite of the mostly minor issues above, the bottom line is that I find this release to be good-enough that I will upgrading my installations (wife's, media computer, father-in-law, lab's, etc) over the next week or so. Excellent job!
VL user since 3.2