Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

I usually wait until about 10.x.3 to upgrade to 10.x, so most of the
early glitches get worked out. This time I've procrastinated to the
point that 10.x+1 is about to come out before I've upgraded from 10.x-1
to 10.x.

In other words, I'm still running Snow Leopard. Since Mountain Lion is
scheduled to come out within a week or two, is there any reason to go to
Lion at all? In other words, will I be able to upgrade directly from SL
to ML? Does anyone have any information (or educated guesses) about