Well. Since everybody is talking about oracle 11g, and I have been really quiet lately... I took today and installed oracle 11g, then I upgraded a test database to 11g with zero problems.
I ran some of our testing scripts and performance and results matched what had been documented earlier in the month. So, I bit the bullet, I upgraded a production database to 11g. Now, when I say "production" I mean a 3 user database coming in at just under 2 gig in size including system tablespace, so awfully small. It is simply a way for users to search for files that were created before 2000 and was simply 5 spreadsheets compiled to a common format and loaded. It is a recent addition to our systems and I have all of the base data that can be loaded again.
So, we are successfully running an oracle 11g database in production.