Your article discusses exactly the kind of question I'd be likely to post, and I'd love to follow your suggestions. And being brand new to a post-2000 SQL Server, I figured I'd follow along and create an execution plan on a stored procedure. I was with you all the way up to Include Actual Execution Plan, but when I right click on the execution plan tab and bring up the menu to Save Execution Plan As, that option, as well as the Show Execution Plan XML option, are greyed out. Am I missing a step somewhere? I've attached a screen picture of what I'm seeing.
I agree, it was an excellent 'how to' article.