I have not touched Mapinfo for a good 2-3 years. (Think it was 7.5 back then, around the time it got aquired by Pitney Bowes) I found it a great package, particularly with Vertical Mapper and utilising MapBasic to automate tedious tasks.
I would like to get an update on peoples recent experiences with the product. I saw some nice screens of v10 where the interface looked a lot shinier. Has it changed much over the past few years?
What about the web side of MapInfo, was it Map Extreme or something? I am pretty sure there are no similar web platforms like what ESRI offer (Silverlight/JS/etc) - Are there any plans to catch up on the web side of things?