This question might be a bit early for some, but at the end of the year 8i on windows goes off support. We will be looking at upgrading soon after. I would also expect that 10.2 might be on the horizon at that point. One would hope that would be a stable release.
I would be interested to hear if there are others of you who will also be at that point, and if you have given any thought to skipping over 9i and go to 10g. And if 10.1 is still the only available release would you go?