Even your lurkers are still here! I've been lurking since the early days and probably haven't made more than a handful of replies in that entire time. But the fact is, I still enjoy reading your blog - new programming adventures, family life, home/garage remodel, ALL of it!
For the longest time (since R3) I was a Notes/Domino/Web developer. Then about 6 years ago, I took on a Domino project that was to tie in nicely with a .NET site. It seemed like it made more sense for the customer to have the Domino stuff done in .NET and just pull the relevant data from the Domino server using xml from custom views. That way they had support for it long after I was gone. So I learned .NET on the job and wrote everything in Visual Basic.
I've now been doing .NET since and haven't even launched my Domino development server once in the last 5 years. I've picked up C# and play in Visual Studio on a daily basis. I have not had any need to learn SharePoint, but I'm interested to see where you go with it.
So, keep making these blog posts, and I'll keep lurking.