This post by a new convert to ColdFusion is well worth the read!
Speaking of new converts – <a href="http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/other/rapid-development-with-coldfusion-and-cfml/">Nettuts.com</a> just posted an introductory CF tutorial on their site with a brief intro to Railo and mention of a follow-up Flex/RIA post. The users of this site (in my opinion) fall somewhere between the developer/designer delineation, so its great to see CF catching on in a new arena (grabbing some PHP share).
If you are not familiar with the Envato family of sites you should be (tuts+ network) – very slick, great tutorials on a variety of web topics (see flashtuts, vectortuts, etc.) and free!
Hey, what a lucky day – I managed to bump into a whole cluster of great links… Thanks for the suggestions, really.