Continuing on the topic of studying .Net Patterns, I have noticed comments to my blog post that Christian Thilmany's book .NET Patterns: Architecture, Design, and Process may not provide the best examples. Sam has also given his opinion. Both Sam and Scott Watermasysk feel that Martin Fowler's book Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture is a much better alternative.
I have to agree that Thilmany's .Net Patterns book does seem to be slanted more toward a “How-To“ book rather than a Patterns book (in the style of GoF book). It is an interesting read, but not a recommended book.
Fowler's book seems to be much more suited to teach general patterns. I have also really enjoyed reading Enterprise Solution Patterns Using Microsoft .NET from Microsoft (Martin Fowler was an advisor on this book as well).