I will say Thank You! for all your help and discussions I had this year! 2006 was a great year where AJAX became very important to web applications, AJAX, JavaScrippt, CSS and Web 2.0 are the most used terms we used for web development, and I'm happy to see more and more web sites using AJAX to improve usability.
Since some weeks Microsoft has put the first CTP for WPF/E  (Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere) and I'm happy to see a very easy language to build animations in web applications. The combination of .NET, AJAX and WPF/E could be a real alternative.