Is there a thread preview?

Please, no. By all means include a topic preview area, but don't do it on title hover - get's a little bit distracting, and it's not too pretty since it's OS styled tooltips.

I'd say put an icon next to the topic name on the indexes that you can hover on, or click, just like the links in the header, that will bring up a tooltip or balloon similar to those on the forum index with the category descriptions.
Just please don't implement it like IPB... having to click on something on the opposite side of the thread title and then wait for the results is pretty darn annoying.
With the rock solid thread marking system in place a thread preview is not nearly as necessary as it could be, but some form of it is handy.

Thought maybe I'd missed it.
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