Drupal 8 will be released November 19th. It is currently at rc2 (release candidate two) and there may be one or more additional release candidates before then.
We have already built a number of sites with Drupal 8, and love it. The code is leaner and meaner, and the administrative interface is much more intuitive and streamlined, and (we think) gives WordPress's UI a run for its money. On top of that, you get the full power of Drupal's content types, fields, and views at your disposal, something WordPress cannot match, though there are some plugins that do similar things.
More details here.