After constantly putting it off I finally bit the bullet and sat for the 70-451 SQL 2008 exam today and passed with score of 815. Exam was not as tricky as I feared - lot's of questions on transactions and locks\isolation levels and far less on XML than I expected.
With this under my belt I am now an MCITP: SQL Database Developer
Though I would like to sit the upgrade (457 and 457) exams for MCSA SQL 2012 I need to get PRINCE2 Foundations out of the way ASAP for work related purposes.....
<TriesToSoundMysterious>watch the forum for upcoming updates hehehhee