Random musings... I have had too much sugar today and too little sleep last night, so my brain is a little fried. Consider yourself warned :)
And not to be totally off-topic, an Infopath development tip... Using a web page to spawn an Infopath form is a simple yet powerful solution for integrating Infopath into your existing web systems. For example:
Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
Dim RequestNum As String = Request("ID")
Dim FormXml as String = myBizObject.GetInfopathXML(RequestNum)
Response.ContentType = "application/ms-infopath.xml"