PDisposeCheck for SharePoint Developers has been released. SPDisposeCheck inspect your SharePoint assemblies to make sure you are code is disposing correctly Link
The reason for the problem is that the GUID is the same as an existing site. You could either delete the old site or create a new web application and restore in that new one.
The Community Technology Preview release for Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint 1.3 is now publicly available on Microsoft Connect. The CTP is available at: https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=428 New Features in VSeWSS 1.3 The extensions now install on x64 bit OS. Visual Read More
I spent most of this year doing SharePoint development and Architecture. My role at my company will probably continue along that path and perhaps even more so. Resolutions for 2009 Spend more time outside and SharePoint of course.