What will be the major impact on having WPF for C++ coding? Only eye-candy or something usefoul?

As the C++ language increases in complexity , compilers tend to be more slow from release to release. I have seen this for every release of Visual C++. How will be the VC10 speed compared to VC2008?

How it is going with intellisense? Last time I read something you were planning of using a light DBMS for that! I really hope that things get fixed for big projects!

offtopic questions:
(ATL attributes will still work in VC10?)
(in the long future, what are the plans for native UI development? Nothing more RADish and modern than MFC,?

Keep on with the good work!