Well, I finally made the switch.
After a couple of major issues with Vista in the last few weeks I went down to the store and bought a full copy of Windows 7 (64 bit) and was up and running the new OS in less than 1 hour!
I first installed Vista in my old laptop when it first came out and experienced the usual growing pains, but I made the switch early because I was getting ready to deploy and wanted to get it installed.
My current laptop was purchased from HP while I was deployed and came standard with Vista and all the junkware that HP puts on their machines.
The new OS is much cleaner and there is no junkware!
So far it seems to work much better than Vista. Load times are much faster and response is better. Of course that is to be expected with a fresh install. Overall I am happy with the new OS. Time will tell.