Consolas Font Family now available for download
UPDATE: Make sure you have ClearType turned on, this font requires it. Use the Windows ClearType Control Panel Applet/PowerToy to tune.
Looks like Consolas is available to download for mere mortals now, no need to sneak it out of Vista.
Go get it. It's wonderful.
Interestingly, the download page says "This package is only intended for licensed users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2006."
<joke>So I guess that means that no one can use it. Bummer. ;)</joke> It installed fine on my systems.