Came across two useful-sounding tools today
QuickCode.NET for speeding up creation of code constructs within VS.NET (eg. type "prop int test" and it will expand to a complete Property get/set definition)... and you can create your own shortcuts+templates.
log4net looks waaay better then the dodgy Trace.WriteLine/TraceListener setup I'm currently using... being able to set hierarchical log targets across a number of different 'formats' (EventLog, file, email, etc).
In the process of installing them both now...