@Harlequin: Like I've said, Blend isn't "rolling into VS", but instead is just being packaged with VS. What's changing is developers get Blend "for free", and designers get it by purchasing VS, basically. From a Blend point of view, I see the announcement as mostly good news. I don't think there's a problem with Expression Web ending, either, as we have WebMatrix, an arguably better tool. Expression Encoder I can understand, but it does stink. The really bad news here, I think, is Expression Design. Microsoft has tried so many times to get into this space, and always gives up. It's frustrating. In this case, it's really bad news, as it's the only tool that really works with XAML.