Well, the reviews are coming in. And, amongst the first is PC World -- with a nearly 2 million monthly unique readers. And, PC World calls Squeeze 8 a hit in its product review (click on this link for the full review).
Some of the choice cuts from the review --
-- "Using Squeeze is a breeze."
-- "The transcoding results are nothing short of excellent."
-- "... output from either version (Squeeze or Squeeze Lite) is as good as it gets."
-- "If you're a pro who does lots of encoding, then Squeeze 8 is definitely worth the download."
Good stuff ....