Sorry no. I was very glad to buy Windows 7 Home Premium. It was a great deal for us since we got that family 3 pack for 150 bucks.
At work we are very happy to use Windows 7 Pro. The few features added in Ultimate are only worth it to a select few.
-> As to that free virtualization software I'm left to guess you meant Virtual Box. Sorry but I use that and can't agree it's better than what I use in 7 Pro.
I'm thinking of buying a Windows 7 laptop and am trying to decide which version of Windows 7 to get. "XP mode" sounds great but other than that I see no other significant features added on to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate.
Plus I've heard that XP mode runs on Windows 7 Home Premium anyways, it just doesn't come with the XP license. I also heard you could just use a free piece of virtualization software on Home Premium and that it was better than XP mode. Any opinions welcome.