I just returned from a wonderful trip to Huntsville, Alabama where I talked to the Huntsville User Group about programming Silverlight (focusing on event handling and animation, with a quick introduction to hyper video).
Best line of the evening came from a member of the group, when I apologized for talking too fast (my regional prejudice was showing). He said, "It's alright; we listen faster than we talk…"
The interest in both 1.0 and what comes next was very high, and the level of technical sophistication in the room was stunning (though it shouldn't be, given that many of the folks in the room were engineers for the aerospace industry).
The talk "after the talk" was also very interesting, with more than one person saying that once they understood how Silverlight fit in and what it could do, they were committed to using Silverlight going forward in their environment, especially because it fit in so well with what they were already doing with ASP.NET.
The drive from Atlanta was spectacular, the southern hospitality was everything I've heard it would be, and the collard greens and 70 degree weather almost kept me from flying back