so if you haven't been paying much attention to whidbey (.net v2) lately, and you are a sharepoint developer, you may want to start taking a look.
whidbey will introduce the web part framework (called portal framework in whidbey for now) with .net v2. all the skills you've learned as a web part developer will help you understand the development in whidbey...so you'll have an immediate head start already.
nikhil kothari (a member of the .net team) had a great post today about cross connections on web parts in .net v2. Read it here: http://www.nikhilk.net/Entry.aspx?id=53
Please enjoy some of these other recent posts...