Visual Studio, CodeRush and Silverlight 2
If your Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 freezes while creating a Silverlight project, or any other project then you might try switching off CodeRush add in. Yep, it causes Visual Studio to freeze when creating a shinny new Silverlight 2.0 application. I am sure that Developer Express folks will fix the problem very soon but for the time being just start Visual Studio, go to Tools\Add-in Manager... and uncheck DevExpress Tools item (I guess that will be a hard step to CodeRush addicted people, but don't worry, it is only temporal). You can run Silverlight project wizard now and you can re-enable CodeRush once the project is created.
The workaround and the fact that CodeRush is the culprit has been found in this thread.