Hi Kyle, thanks for the feedback, but surely you've missed the point. What ArcSquirrel does is link your SQL Server 2008 spatial data into your ArcMap GIS interface. And it can do the same with SQL 2000 or 2005 as well, including the free express editions. This means...
a) SQL Server users get a powerful visualisation/editing interface, and
b) ArcView users get the ability to manage their data in a full RDBMS.
These bring real benefit to both user communities, and to real systems, by bringing the best of both sets of technologies together.