Most of my posts have been about what is new in beta2 or RTM or how you can do great things with feature X and how bug Y has been fixed. Now that we are practically done with V1, it is time to do the somewhat unpleasant task of saying - sorry, this is not in V1.
A lot of you have been very generous with your suggestions, feedback etc. In each case, we heard you, we (or at least I) am convinced of the merit of your suggestion. However, in the end, the limits of calendar and resources have played their part as have our own failings in what you might consider incorrect prioritization. This is necessarily a partial list based on frequency/strength of the feedback and consistency with what LINQ to SQL was designed for. I wanted to pick a small set of common ones.
Beyond V1, it is community's feedback that will help shape the direction. On that note, I am handing over the LINQ to SQL Program Management mantle to Tim Mallalieu in the SQL-DP team. I have moved to another project with the developer division at Microsoft (more about that on a sunny day).
If you think I missed something huge that should be in top 6 above, please post!