One of the reasons I took my job was the amazing people I met during my interview. It turns out, however, that the place is crawling with talent; it doesn't seem likely that an organization that large would not have regressed to the mean yet, but the dev-div continues to astound me.
I'd like to start pointing out some of the people who, I speculate, will have a lot to offer the Silverlight Developer community. These will be random "sightings" as I go, of folks who are actively presenting information to the community but who you may not yet have run across, but who you want to watch for.
Karen Corby came to the attention of a lot of folks with her brilliant presentation at Mix,
It turns out she has a great blog where you will find some terrific information on a variety of topics ranging from the Silverlight HTTP Networking Stack to her amazing photographs, to creating a FickrViewer app that nicely demonstrates the use of Styles, Templates, User Controls, Custom Controls and that also provides, ready for you to download, a Horizontal Wrap Panel, and Continuing Progress control and a Modal Dialog!
I met Karen when I was out in Redmond; and everyone I know who has met her agrees: "Amazingly high signal to noise ratio combined with extremely high bit rate." Plus she is very kind to strangers; she made a lot of time for Tim and me, and was an enormous help in our understanding the evolving Control/Template model.