Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. There are so many things come up, Hadoop, SQL2012, cloud. Even within SQL Server itself whatever version we are working on, there are still features, interesting areas to dive in. We really need to make a sound balance between the old and the new, the comfortable zone and the unknown territory, and work and life, of course.
I started to work on Oracle two years ago and I had to force myself to give up SSC. It was very hard for me because there were so many interesting questions, discussions, and articles here, especially Steve’s editorials. I made it anyway for a bitter but better cause.
I still remember the people in this community who are willing to help each other, share ideas and the good/bad moods. It would be interesting to see how the others are doing and move the career forward. We can always learn from each other.