I think this was my first complete (well, not counting the cruft in the home directory) reinstall since Debian 0.93, but now I'm running a fresh Edgy installation. The experience was less than pleasant; the installer tried constantly to use a display mode my monitor couldn't handle (ANALOG OUT OF RANGE 81.3 kHz / 65 Hz) with the result that I had to burn the alternate install CD to get the text-mode installer. Which worked well enough, except for the fact that it configured my X again with the mode that didn't work. Oh well. Good thing I had my old X configuration around and knew how to use virtual consoles.
Also, the installer could have shown me the time when it asked if the hardware clock was in UTC or the local time. I guessed wrong.