Re: Disappointed... just a toy (yet)
> I am using 1.0.8 (in Debian 3.0 stable),
That version is slightly over two years old (I uploaded 1.0.8-1t1 on Jun 18 2002). As much as I love Debian stable for a server system, it is unsuitable for many desktop users as its components are simply too old.
For a desktop system, Debian testing (http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianTesting) or unstable (http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianUnstable) are better choices (provided you understand and accept the caveats). If you absolutely must run Debian stable, there's a GNOME 2.2 backport (http://gnome22.alioth.debian.org/) for it which includes a gnumeric 1.2.x package.
%Almost 10000 would be a better guess these days...
11948 binary packages (i386); 7162 source packages currently. ("grep|wc -l"ed from relevant files in my apt's /var/lib/apt/lists/).