If you haven't heard yet, XNA Game Studio 2.0 (as announced at GameFest) will have two features everyone will love (among others):
And while I'm doing shameless plugs, on the right side of my blog you'll find some new links. In particular, check out my music and art (at DeviantArt) sometime. Disclaimer, there is a wide variety of art on DeviantArt and I can't be held responsible for what you may find in the surrounding content. It's usually not bad but I've been surprised a few times.