ConsolR is a nice little add-on for your ASP.NET projects that you can use to play with your live applications.
ConsolR enables you to execute C# code againt a running .NET 4.0 web application's app domain through a browser. Once installed, ConsolR will automatically configure itself during application start and is accessible through the "/consolr" path. This enables an interactive console session against for instance an application's production environment.
Martin Fowler's recent post about object-relational mapping
matches my own analysis of the usefulness of ORM tools.
They are no silver bullet, but they should not be dismissed without valid reason. If you want me to give up using ORM tools, you have to give me a better solution.