It looks like the wait is completely over. VMware has made available vSphere 5 for download. Here is the download page:
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Here are some specific links to various pieces of the new release:
I can’t wait to see how quickly this new version is adopted. Now we will finally see just how bad the new licensing will affect the different customer deployments. Feel free to comment on your deployment experiences below!