I started to realize how cool git is when I saw this: Visualization of an octopus-style merge with git using gitk.

I can start to see how git‘s line of thinking, and especially its parent/child tracking could really make merges a TON easier than most people experience. Instead of taking up most of a senior developer’s time, it could make it enjoyable — maybe. :-)

I’m game to check it out and switch from subversion.