If you like the Format Painter in Word 2003, you're going to like this - you can cut and paste formatting from and to anything by holding down shift when you cut and paste -
(so Ctrl + Shift + C to copy formatting, and Ctrl + Shift + v to paste formatting)
That's cool - no more poking about with the little paintbrush icon.
Ahh, the small pleasures of life. I do so love discovering a new shortcut.