Over the holidays I started a new game project to get back into a steady stream schedule. You can follow along live @ twitch.tv/whilke (check my schedule on the page), or follow the YT playlist as it updates
It's official. Silverlight, and XAML will be first class citizens in the new metro ui. All the doomsayers can move on to the next issue of the week.
If you would like to read the msdn blog post, you can catch it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/31/designing-for-metro-style-and-the-desktop.aspx