The new version of WordPress (version 2.7) has an auto-upgrade feature that allows automatic updating of your WordPress if there is a newer version (in my case, it was 2.7.1). A quick Tools –> Upgrade –> Automatic Upgrade and voila! It didn’t even take a minute.
This are the little things that make WordPress so usable and effortless. Wins many, many points with this this usability freak.