Just read this on Dan Fernandez's blog, (I know, I'm a couple of weeks late... but I've been busy, ok?).
You can actively influence and shape the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio!
To improve our next release, Microsoft wants to connect everyday users of Visual Studio 2005 with our internal engineers – Engineer-to-Engineer. We’re looking for you to give us feedback on how to make the current product better. If you use Visual Studio 2005 as part of your daily work, you are invited to participate in a one-time 1-4 hour survey, and then to join our Engineer-to-Engineer (E2E) Connection Program with opportunities to continue your participation beyond our initial survey. Participation is totally voluntary and it’s up to you to decide your level of participation. Participation ranges from our one-time survey to future direct-interaction with product teams in defining our product.
Each time you are selected (and are able) to participate in one of our E2E Connection Program activities, you can select a gratuity of your choice from our extensive library of titles. Gratuities include several of our software packages ranging from Visual Studio Pro through Xbox games.
Sounds interesting, don't you think? Read more details here.