It is worth getting excited about the next Ubuntu (11.x) ? Maybe it is !
According to the Ubuntu alpha2 release notes the next release of Ubuntu already has
- A faster kernel (with the ‘200 line patch’)
- LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice
- Python 2.7
- Ubuntu Software Central with ‘ratings and reviews’
- New XFCE, gtk,xfwm4 greybird theme (in Xubuntu)