The team and I had a chance to spend the day talking about XNA at X06 - the Xbox team's yearly pre-holiday press extravaganza.
We were showing off XNA Game Studio Express in particular. It's going to do for games what Soapbox is doing for video. Think -> CREATIVE EXPLOSION.
We're even doing a full day event to teach all of you up-and-coming game designers how to get started. It's called GameCamp.