It looks like 8.0r22 is the release version of Macromedia Flash Player 8  that made it out the door. I am very pleased that as of this evening, it is now the default version on Macromedias site. I am predicting that with the new Express Install feature  and various sites getting updated detection scripts in place, along with developers pushing out Flash 8 based content, that this release will be adopted much quicker than previous releases of the player. It appears that the rest of the Studio 8 and Flash 8 will be officially launched tomorrow – if you havent yet ordered your copy, show your support for this site by ordering Flash 8 via this link .
UPDATE: 09/12/05 11PM EST
Macromedia Flash 8 Professional and Macromedia Studio 8 are now shipping! 30 day Trial versions of Macromedia Flash 8 Professional and the other Studio 8 products are now available for download here .
Macromedia Flash 8 LiveDocs are also now available online .
Finally the Macromedia Flash DevNet Center has been updated with some great tutorials, including some by Guy Watson , Grant Skinner , Chafic Kazoun , Jen deHaan , Dan Carr , Chris Georgenes , Deneb Meketa  and Robert Hoekman, Jr.