George Chrysanthakopoulos (http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/CCR) has become my personal hero. When he talks, I feel like lifted to a more clear and beautiful universe. He captures my imagination and lets me dream of future apps and speed-improvements, more robust code, writing games-engines in managed C#2.0-Code...uhm, ok, maybe not. But he has a gift to explain things in such a clarity and with passion that makes him very special. The world needs more people like him.
If he got a rise in salary since the last demo, DOUBLE IT again, please.
(please excuse me, it sounds infantile, but I had to say this. I had wasted too many years with bad teachers in my adolescence)