im going for it in 2010 as well. ive actually prepared myself by crunching the numbers and doing some training sessions so i have a good idea of whats in store for me. ive even rented an apartment with a mate who plays micros so in exchange for keeping me motivated i will help him get better.
Someone should post the calculations for how much money it's worth.
Also, has anyone calculated the monetary value of the extra 250K VPPs if you go to 1.25M next year, starting as SNE? I'm sure a lot of people are considering whether to stop at SNE since it's a little shorter quest now.