Jeff, you are a classic, condescending, asswipe. I feel sorry for you.
I think this kind of personal attack is OFF THE WALL, and has no place here. You can't assault some-one's integrity because they have a different take on a problem than you do. Readers of my posts will know that I don't necessarily subscribe to all of Jeff's positions on this matter, but I understand where he is coming from regardless of whether or not I agree with his conclusions. So we just leave it at that.
The original poster appears to have left in disgust, but just in case he is still lurking in the shadows, let me tell him this: my computing environment is similar but not identical to his. I sit here day-in, day-out processing images in CS3 and it has been totally stable and totally reliable from the get-go. To the poster who said the code is FUBAR - this is also completely OVER THE TOP. All you do is discredit yourself making such outlandish statements. This program, with all its new features, especially ACR4, is beautiful.
I'm not saying this to pooh-pooh the fact you have a problem, but only to underline the possibility that the source of the instability you are experiencing may not necessarily be an Adobe issue and may not necessarily be generally reproducible so as to have been pre-detected in product testing. CS3 has code that CS2 didn't have so this is a possibility. As readers of my previous posts will know, I am very insistent on the issue of maintaining previously achieved functionality and not releasing software prematurely. So my response on the Print Module issues is not the same as it is here, because on that one I remain convinced it could have been better engineered all the circumstances Jeff described notwithstanding. That one was a very testable, detectable and therefore predictable problem well before commercial release. The problem you raise may be one of those that was less predictable and therefore less preventable.
Despite all of this, I have been using CS3 from the day after it shipped, but I still have CS2 installed on my computer. I use Bridge 1.01 for image viewing and sorting because it works better, and I use CS2 for printing. For all else I use CS3. Except for an O/S up-grade where there is no choice, I NEVER uninstall previous versions of software until at least several months goes by and I am totally and unabiguously convinced there is no possible value-added maintaining the old one. Maybe that makes me "uber-anal" but it also keeps me "uber-safe" and on that matter Jeff and Andrew have a point.