From the moment we got here it's been so absolutely incredible. We (Chris Sutton and I) arrived in Seattle about 11:00 and met up in our hotel lobby with a few guys and went off to lunch. The subject of mocking came up and got into an interesting debate with the guys about mocking, among which was Roy Osherove.
I'm generally a nobody, but that's not how it feels here, everyone comes here to learn from others, so it actually tends to be a great group of developers. Yesterday afternoon I was chatting with Udi Dahan, Greg Young, Drew Sellers, and Evan Hoff about event driven design. I'm amazed that when surrounded by many celebreties in our community that they are really just like us (Roy O is the most down to earth guy).
A highlight was talking in a small group with Martin Fowler and Scott Hanselman about languages and the importance of finding good code to learn from.
All in all, I'm so far impressed and the conference really hasn't begun. From the time people showed the conference began, despite it not officially beginning until 6:00 last night. After the conference everyone went out to eat and this morning people are gathering for breakfast.
Ultimately one cool group of people that I'm proud to be a part of.