FYI, Postgres 7.4 release candidate 1 has been released. says hopefully a full release in a week or two. I may end up waiting for 7.4.1 or at least a month before migrating our work boxes from 7.1.3 just to see if there are any early kinks that need to be worked out, but I've been awaiting this one for some time. Some nice improvements, although I think the stuff that will be in 7.5 that didn't make it into 7.4 will bring even more new PG users (native windows support, point in time recovery, to name a few)