Eric Sink from Source Gear just published a great book called Version Control by Example you should check out. I was fortunate enough to have been able to be a reviewer on the book. To my delight he sent me a signed copy and listed my name as a reviewer.
I was also recently selected by Microsoft Research to participate in a toolbar UI study in which I was able to review new features for toolbar management and UI layout in Visual Studio. This was a good experience and Microsoft provided me a fee copy of Mac Office 2011 for my participation.
If you have an opportunity to be part of these types of reviews and projects I encourage you to participate!
Be sure to get Eric’s new book at http://www.ericsink.com/vcbe/ or buy here http://www.amazon.com/Version-Control-Example-Eric-Sink/dp/0983507902