Watir-WebDriver 0.9.2 and 0.9.3 (which is a minor bug fix to 0.9.2) have been released! Alex did some great work on this one, with significant updates to element locator implementation.
was very unwieldy, so it has been broken up for better separation of concerns.
Now building the selector and validating a found element are no longer coupled to
the actual locating functionality.
The huge ramification of this change is that the means of locating elements is now extensible from outside the project. An example implementation of this is Watizzle.