Okay, I've put away the soapbox and shoved all the Mac magazines and hard-copies from the rumor sites under the carpet.
Now for some serious gripes.
How about adding a right-click option that allows one to add an unknown word, non-word, command or term to user.dic from "inside" a document being viewed. I don't know if I'm just a holdout for a happy ending, but I consider that the courteous thing when one has a "spell-checker feature" in any kind of text-editing or word-processing application.
Wonder why MS WordPad doesn't, and Apple's SimpleText didn't, have a spell-check button in their toolbars? I would venture to guess that neither company saw fit to enable their apps to add to static user files and have those apps load same when spell-checking was enabled in any other doc. To the cardshark boys in Redmond doing so probably smacked too too much of "Word Junior" and to the Rockefellers in Nehru jackets down in Palo Alto, it just as likely looked like a threat to their profits from AppleWorks.
Simply put, if the user has to employ the same application they found the spell-checker in to edit and extend its vocabulary, instead of doing so by way of a context menu or some other more-convenient means, then maybe said spell-checker doesn't belong in said editor.
Just something more to chew on.