This episode has two "firsts" for Bits of Blender.
- Richard takes the lead
- Blender 2.5 is featured
I'm still half in 2.49b and half in 2.5, so I can't guarantee I'll be doing a 2.5 Bit next, it'll have to depend on what I'm teaching. I think 2.5 is great, but it's still alpha software, which means it's feature set is not yet frozen (or even completely implemented) and there are plenty of bugs. All normal stuff for alpha software.
If you're new to Blender, don't judge its stablity by 2.5. Blender 2.49b is among my most stable and best-performing applications. When 2.5 moves out of beta, I've no doubt it'll have the same high-level of stability and performance as 2.49b but also with a great new user interface and a host of new features and functionality.