Today I braved the storm and downloaded Firefox 3 (final) as part of the World Record attempt.
After a few hours of trying I was finally able to pull the 7.14MB W32/EN-US version from Mozilla’s ftp site.
The install was very fast with one firewall prompt for access. Due to the number of downloads being served the default two pages that normally open with a new Firefox install resulted in in error pages.
That notwithstanding, the browser is fast… very fast. The address bar now has a drop-down-list beneath it that features an auto-complete that I assume pairs your browsing history with search engine results… The speed of this feature blew me away.