I don't think GNOME 2.7/2.8 is getting the testing that 2.5/2.6 got, and that was a scary release cycle. So I don't plan to approve many freeze breaks unless they fix really serious problems.
I haven't been testing it myself recently. I still haven't tried the new MIME type stuff, for instance. Don't assume that it's just your system – make a fuss if there's any problems with important stuff like that.