After the release of Visual Studio 2005 there were a few developer questions around our servicing plans.  Today a new developer center launched where people can find up to date information on our servicing plans, terminology, and existing updates.  Check it out:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/servicing/

You'll also discover that the CPX team that owns developer servicing releases as part of its charter has a blog and a place for you to submit your own questions about servicing if they are not answered yet on the page. 

Hopefully this will usher in a new era of transparency around our continued support plans throughout the developer product life-cycles.