Can't Wait for Panther

Reading Panther's First Impression thread on MacNN forums makes me drool. I better stop myself before my keyboard breaks due to excessive flooding. Apparently someone got a DP1 of Panther from WWDC last week, installed it on a G4 700M, and started yelling out how great it is. It seems to have the speed of OS 9 and the flexibility and stability of OS X. I know the upgrade is going to cost. But it might turn out to be a cheap "hardware upgrade" as it might accelerate the old G3 processor. Panther will be due in 3 months. Can't wait...