The courtship began in 2003 when I first ran Windows Vista in pre-alpha form (then known as Windows Longhorn). After two disastrous dates beta builds, I was ready to take the plunge again. I am now running on fully beta software from Microsoft, i.e. Windows Vista Beta 2 (Build 5384) and Office 2007 Beta 2, on the laptop that I use for my day to day work.
There was a bit of bloodshed involved with the drivers initially but it’s all good now. If you think running the release version of the Windows OS is scary enough, try running it in beta form. I can feel my balls shrink whenever a pop-up window appears expecting it to crap up. I’m happy to report that there has been no window crashes nor ball shrinkages so far. If this is not living on the edge, I don’t know what is.