According to Brad Abrams, the Windows Forms documentation team published a new whitepaper about how to create a great layout using the new features of the WinForms in .NET 2.0... meaning you don't have to create the same old “grey” applications everyone has come to know and love. ;-)
I've read through it and it's got some great information. Especially if your interested in knowing how to tweak the new toolstrip control to look however you wish.
Although the article is in VB (which I'm extremely happy to see), the code samples are in VB and C#.