Are you seriously advocating the use of screen-scraping? Not only is that notoriously unstable (one change in the MSN markup and your app stops working) but I'm pretty sure it violates the ToS for virtually all Microsoft web properties.
Are you guys sure you want to say that MIX is a "100% consumer Web" event? Because, you know, WP7 doesn't quite fit that. Yes, development for it is based on Silverlight, which is (was?) mainly Web technology, but honestly, WP7 is not Web. Even once IE Mobile supports HTML5, WP7 will be mostly about Silverlight and XNA. Just sayin'.
I'd very much like to be at PDC10 because, to a developer like myself, access to Microsoft's campus (a.k.a. Mecca) and especially the people responsible for the technologies I use every day is priceless.
That, and I like even numbers. I was at the awesome PDC08, and I'd really like to be at PDC10. An advance pass to PDC12 would also be much appreciated
As far as multitouch technologies themselves go, resistive should not necessarily be last. I was at CEATEC earlier this year, and Stantum had a booth there with a demo of their unlimited points resistive multitouch technology - very impressive. There are
probably videos of it on YouTube. I'm not aware of any actual implementations of it in computers, though. I just wanted to mention that resistive isn't always bad.