I thought it was funny that I ran across this post from 2010, where I said I was leaving the SMS/SCCM world behind because there "were no opportunities" available to apply my skills in that realm. At the time it was true, there were no such opportunities in my reach. However, since July 2010, when I moved on to a different employer, Configuration Manager is very much back in my life. It was evident from how I pumped up the "AD Web Admin" project, and then dismantled it to use in a real production environment (in pieces. reorganized and reconstituted).
It just goes to show, to me at least, that you never know what's around the next corner.