After upgrading wordpress to 2.1.*, I noticed that comments now had its own new tab. However, Akismet Spam was still under Manage. Turns out I was using Akismet 1.4 when 2.0 is already out. Upgrading took some work where I had to deactivate the plugin, download and extract the newer version and then reactivate the plugin.
After updating Akismet to 2.0, it moved the Comment Spam to the correct tab now.
Gallery’s plugin system was a lot user to use than WordPress, where all I had to do was click on the upgrade button. I can even see a list of official plugins, experimental plugins, and even community plugins and they’re installed with a simple click.
Maybe we’ll see this in a future version of WordPress.