, Harlequin wrote

How popular would a Windows 8 Design MVP be right now Smiley

Judging by the constant change that Blend has undergone, Designers perfecting their Photoshop skills is a far better bet than the chopping and changing that the XAML stack has undergone, especially the anxiety around the silence before the full Windows 8 announcements.

That ultimately has been the Achilles heel, where Blend MVP's have decided to move on.