I agree, Day of .NET Rocked! It was definitely worth the 3-1/2 hour drive each way and the overnight stay in a hotel. John, Josh, and Jason put on a great event and Mark Miller is a fantastic speaker. I will post my notes for each of the sessions that I attended a bit later, but for now I'll follow up on Jim's reference to $40,000 worth of swag:
This is what one person's share of that swag looks like:
Yes, for all those who didn't attend: that's 3 t-shirts (Data Dynamics, Developer Express, and Day of .NET), a copy of FarPoint Spread, a copy of Building Intelligent .NET Applications, at least half a dozen nice pens courtesy of Dundas and TechSmith, pocket mints courtesy of TechSmith, 3 cd's of trialware and resources and numerous fliers, bookmarks, trinkets, etc.
Seriously, I think I walked away with more stuff from Day of .NET than I got for Christmas from my entire family last year.