@Matthias, thank you for the positive feedback!
I am preparing a template, which I will release to the community, but unfortunately there are too many projects that I need to sort out first - including the Template Primer for WB!
I have started testing 2.6.6, and it looks good. I have not had a chance to really put the utf-8 to test yet (I want to copy some content from the Esperanto sites I'm working on, to be able to do that). I will let you know!