A third release candidate for WordPress was just announced. On the developer blog post for RC3 of WordPress you can even find a small Haiku:
Last call; final bugs
Itch, scratch, contort; calmly wait
For now: RC3
There is also a request to plugin developers. They are asked to test their plugins with the new release candidate. I already checked my 3 current plugins and I couldn’t find any errors.
As there are only 9 open and active tickets left, I hope that we can use WordPress 3 very soon on our blogs. I am least looking forward to it.