“Access 12 is an overwhelming update to interface wise, with new tools that enhance its existing offerings, from better integration with Office applications to Server ones such as SharePoint. This release should be a definite hit with the Enterprise user who does a lot of group work and data entry. About the interface, it’s refreshing, more convenient and easier to use. With new Templates and online integration Access 12 is really moving forward, especially after past lack luster releases that did not provide enough incentives for upgrading; this release will surely exceed many users’ expectations.”
I'm getting that itch to ship beta 2. I think you will find we have made some nice improvements.