There is some good stuff not long out:
Scott Hanson has an auto close comments plugin that will shut comments, so preventing Comment Spam, whenever any changes are made to the database. So basically install it, forget about it.
The SpamWords list has been updated if you use that feature to auto-moderate any suspect comments.
Planetphillip found a site if you like those little buttons which ‘adorn’ so many sites – www.gtmcknight.com/buttons. (I have to say I think they are foul creations. There’s only 2 possible ‘buttons’ you need on your site, and both of those are from the w3 validator. All the fancy buttons don’t make up for crap coding.)
Right….now I’m off to try yet again to find a map.