Just took delivery of Adobe Creative Suite 4 which among plenty of other things upgraded my version of Photoshop from CS3 to CS4 Extended.
So I ran this panoramic stitch through Photomerge (so much faster than CS3). Seven images shot at 24mm and then cropped to replicate a 35mm frame. Best thing about doing this is it looks like a single 35mm shot but has edge to edge sharpness, a wide angle view with no distortion and a file size around 200mb. Cant get better than that.