I'd like to point out a couple of things I haven't mentioned before. There's a video up from Chris Dayton, who is the Product Planning guy responsible for a lot of the detail in Synchronous Technology, including Live Rules and the Solution Manager. He's giving a couple of presentations at SEU, and you really need to find time to make it. This could be another eye-opening session for you. Chris is the one who helped me with a lot of the info that went into my series on Live Rules and Solution Manager.
And secondly, you don't want to miss Dan Vinson. Dan is the guy I go to for help with Solid Edge surfacing. Dan's got some more of that insider information that is so helpful when you're really stuck. Dan's got a lot of really cool models that he's made, but haven't been made public. If you see him at SEU in the halls, ask him about his models, he'll be glad to show you a few on his tablet.