If you haven't had a chance, I encourage you to take a look at SQL Down Under. They're currently up to show 16 with guest SQL Server MVP Paul Nielsen. Paul is not just a SQL Server MVP. Paul is also the author of the SQL Server Bible and is serving PASS as the Director of On-Line Content. In episode 16, Paul discusses object-relational vs relational databases and his upcoming Nordic framework. Check out the session and see what Paul is up to.