New beta of Google Earth released

I read over at Ogle Earth this morning that a new beta version of Google Earth v4 has been released.

I was pleased to see that the ability to access standards-based OGC Web Map Service servers has been included in this version. Whilst this is an improvement upon the previous methods people had of including WMS geodata as an image overlay in Google Earth, it does seem to be hidden away in an options screen (the Refresh tab under Add Image Overlay) that doesn't make much sense to me. Also I wonder why layers you've selected in there aren't added as children of the Google Earth layer you've created, allowing you to enable and disable layers from that WMS when desired.

Most importantly, this is the first version of the Google Earth v4 beta that hasn't crashed my Mac when I try to zoom in to an area.