I must agree 100% with Frans: While giants are busy fighting on the Desktop Search front, WinFS gets delayed, which should have been the real front. People here at Xceed know what I think about WinFS. While others here were all excited about Avalon and Indigo, I was the first to tell them the real innovation and revolution was WinFS. I'm sorry MS, but WinFS should have been the main Pillar of Longhorn! Instead, WinFS topics on MSDN all start with this remark:
UPDATE: In spite of what may be stated in this content, WinFS is not a feature that will come with the Longhorn Operating System. However, WinFS will be available on the Windows platform at some future date, which is why this content continues to be provided for your information.
Sure, desktop search tools help make my life easier. But it's a temporary solution... And temporary solutions tend to become permanent too easily...
On my TODO list: Post about the WinFS model and its implications on archives like zip files, which are not ready to store data, relationships, and metadata.