1.8 will most likley be released monday because notch himself said that he will release 1.8 after PAX so most likley today or tommorow and on the minecraft wiki it said after the 28th it will be released
" Endearment drop diamonds when killed. Are super creepy when they Chase you. "
Is that true ? , i dont believe it... i think everything he is saying is a lie , just because of that...
Endermen only drop diamonds at PAX. However, when Notch said that they were just a placeholder, he never specifically said that they were a placeholder ONLY for PAX, though I doubt that 1.8 would be released with endermen (or any mob, for that matter) dropping diamonds.