(Channeling that guy from Futurama:) "Good news, everyone!" POP Forums v9 for ASP.NET MVC3 is looking like an actual product right now. I kind of dropped off of the preview releases to CodePlex, but rest assured, it's coming along swimmingly. My plan is to post the first beta in January, probably after MVC3 ships. Stay tuned!
I finally got around to composing some thoughts on what I think about Windows Phone 7, and I posted those impressions on my personal blog. I'll save a few bytes and not repost it here.