Wh00t! Finally at 15:30 PST the GNOME 2.18 Desktop & Developer Platform was released to the world. Let the recompiling begin!
The release notes is of course the page to start looking at things. A quick glance makes it look like this isn't a really exciting release. Some tweaks I'm sure, updated apps (evince now deals with multi monitor better, addition of the power manager, tomboy now in the official release), but nothing groundbreaking. I'll install it myself in the next few days and see if I should be disappointed or not. Regardless, congrats to all those who worked hard on this project!