Let's definitely talk. I just did a similar webinar like this for another customer this week, using various "Watch a User" and "Watch a Tag" widgets, along with RSS Subscription widgets, etc to make that homepage show you exactly what you want. Would be happy to share my notes or do a webinar with you as well.
I'm also working on a video covering the same things... perhaps we can share notes?
Also, not sure if you've seen the EAP but I'd love it if you joined. Mind if we move this conversation over there?
Edit: oh, and mind if I borrow your "Right Content, Right Place" headliner for the video title? Love that!
We are developing a user training course as well, and the Your View page customization is going to be a part of it... I would be very interested in re-using anything you have already developed!