I've been doing SharePoint 2007 since Beta 2 and it was clear that most of the "hands-on" information was found in blogs. It is still the case today. I wouldn't have been able to do everything that I was able to do without everyone's help on the web. This is my contribution as I also encountered cases in SharePoint that I hope others will find practical and interesting.
I am working for MCS Canada primarily around Montreal for SharePoint and .NET engagements.