Cannot start a blog without saying some words on Scott Mitchell, as he has made some influence on my .NET life. His artciles in MSDN, 4guysfromrolla, as well as his blog as made me more matured in thinking .NET. He has this magic on explaining things that most authors don't. He goes in deep and explaing things using diagrams which is much appealing to the readers.
KUDOS TO SCOTT MITCHELL!