Some of the new features in VS 2008 that makes you happy are

(List taken from wonderful Blogs of ScottGu and Brad Adams)

  • Support for .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 runtimes
  • JavaScript intellisense
  • Much richer JavaScript debugging
  • Nested ASP.NET master page support at design-time
  • Rich CSS editing and layout support within the WYSIWYG designer
  • Split-view designer support for having both source and design views open on a page at the same time
  • A much faster ASP.NET page designer – with dramatic perf improvements in view-switches between source/design mode
  • Automated .SQL script generation and hosting deployment support for databases on remote servers
  • LINQ support

Go check it out!