Obviously I'm really pleased and grateful about both of these developments, as both of these products have been a labor of love. It feels like so little time has passed since Popfly was a team of two, and now we've got a nice-sized talented team (small by Microsoft's standards, of course) running full steam ahead. And again I need to give credit to Neil Rowe at SAMS for the way we used color in WPF Unleashed, which no doubt is the most "innovative and trend-making" aspect of the book. I work with some great people (and for a great company), which enables recognition like this to happen.
My wife is concerned that my head is no longer going to fit through the door. 🙂 It's too bad that when I do something differently than the way she expects it, she uses a different word than "innovative."