I've had the pleasure of meeting many, many super-smart people in my year or so of working here at Microsoft. Some of the most passionate and excellent people I've gotten to deal with aren't Microsoft employees--they are a special group of customers known as MVPs--Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals.
One of the features we recently rolled out for the forums has finally been completely wired up--MVP identification on the forums! Now, on the MSDN Forums site, you'll notice a little "MVP" label underneath the names of some of the users on the forums, letting everyone know that who these talented and awesome people are. Check it out!