ArcGIS Explorer - First Impressions

Ok ... so as of June 1st, 2007 ESRI has released ArcGIS Explorer to the public (see the news release). You can download it from ESRI if you have a free ESRI Global Account. So far I'm not very impressed ... mostly because it is very very slooooooooow to respond. This is probably because I'm running off of the ESRI server as my "Home Server". I look for this to improve and hopefully that will pan out. Even though ESRI says that it isn't what they are trying to do with this product ... it sure does look a lot like Google Earth.