I think there will be more widgets around as time goes on and as people write them. There are loads for Konfabulator and OSX - a big chunk of them useless, I might add, at least to me. I can't say I need or want a gadget on my desktop delivering up Seattle traffic or a Bible quote every day, but each to their own.
Yup, this isn't a massively busy board - there are people around who have been running Vista since the betas and plenty of us with the full RTM version. I hope the general quietness is to do with the fact that barring some driver irritations, it's a pretty trouble-free OS. I agree, it's much richer than XP. I'm a fan. Even more so now that my graphics cards work in SLI. All I need now is drivers for my scanner and I'll be a very happy bunny.