For me the place that TR tops all other apps is how easy it is to collect thoughts. All day long things come to me. Alt + tab, F6, type, enter, and I'm back on task in 5 seconds. It's also been really helpful for me in keeping my Outlook inbox clear - it's so much easier now, emails that are action items get turned into thoughts, and they're out of my inbox. (I just wish I could sort thoughts based on topic so that I don't have to process home stuff at work to get to the work thoughts and vice versa) I tried Life Balance for a while, and while I like the idea of an algorithm for the task list, collection was onerous.
I also like that this is built around GTD, and I don't have to kludge anything.
The other key factor for me is that it's cross platform. PC at work, my wife has a Mac, and we're planning on buying another mac for home, and we wanted to be able to use the same application.
I really appreciate the good work Jeremy and Claire do, and how transparent the whole process is - it's gutsy, and it potentially opens you up to criticism if people don't like what they see, but it also really builds trust and loyalty.
Looking forward to the final release of 2.0.
P.S. Eddie - I think the Olympics game was called Olympic Decathlon - you'd run by hitting two keys as fast as you can, right? I never quite got the shot put right - I think some how we had it set up that the paddles controlled that. What a disastrous interface.