I love pfSense; thanks for all the hard work you (Chris and the whole team) have put into it. I wanted to share just my very first experiences feedback. I'm on AMD64 version installed from RC1 iso to my ESXi 4.1 host, starting from scratch with the settings.
My WAN is static, non-DHCP. First thing I did was to reset this from the console. One thing I didn't like, and could confuse newbies, is that the WAN IP config in the console numbered menu does not include the gateway and dns server information. In order to get the WAN up I had to go to the webgui, look in the Interfaces --> WAN page and see that the 'Gateway' was said -none-. Looking at it again now I see that there was a link there for 'add a new one' which brings up a little box to do it, but using the default theme it was hard to see that the text was actually a link. Again, I think the gateway and at least one DNS entry setup should be part of the WAN config on the console. Wouldn't it be nice for the system to have WAN connectivity the first time the user logs into the webgui.
Next thing, now that the WAN is up and I'm looking at the LOVELY dashboard, I see there's an update. So I click the link there to get it. It downloads all 100+ MB of the update file then says that it is not signed so it's not going to install it. Pity it didn't know it was not signed before downloading all of it, but that's probably not really possible. So I go to 'updater settings' and with mild trepidation (I would prefer to know that my Router software is unmolested from the source) clicked to allow missing or invalid signatures. Sadly, now it proceeded to download the full update again (I don't mind, just doubles your bandwidth costs).
This is not a complaint post, I'm just trying to help out by posting my first experiences with the new version. Now I'm back to setting it up!