I've just watched Nick Hodges go through some of the VCL enhancements for Delphi 2009, and two things struck me.
Firstly, I can't understand why the PasswordChar feature on TEdit was being demonstrated; I was running Delphi 6 side-by-side with the video, and was changing this property with the same results. So why is this being advertised as a VCL enhancement when, if I recall correctly, it's been there since Delphi 1.
The other thing is how many of these new controls are similar to the Raize Controls, especially the TButton with images from an imagelist (TRzBitBtn), the TButtonEdit with 2 buttons in the edit control (TRzButtonEdit) and the group bar (TRzGroupBar).
That said, it's nice to have these as standard components, and if I do move to Delphi 2009 then I'd have to think twice about renewing my Raize Components.