This is yet another post about WPF. We all know that WinForms is dead or dying, still used but anyone learning development should not spend time on it. WPF was once thought to have had the door slammed shut on it, but like all good technology, it is still alive and improving. We have some great things coming for WPF 4.5 (my favorite is accessing collections on non-UI threads!). Jerry Nixon did a pretty good write up on the primary features coming in WPF 4.5 and can be found here. There is also a pretty good video from Pete Brown on the bottom of that page. Our good friends over at Infragistics also provided some more information and can be located here. Antonio Luevano put together a pretty good PowerPoint that you can download from here. All in all, if we as developers can pick up the new features and run with them, we can help influence/guide/prod/push/coerce/convince Microsoft that this is a good technology that can have a good long life.
Enjoy and Happy Coding!