We have had some interest in starting a Salesforce Architect study group. In addition to the study groups we already hold for the DEV401 and DEV501, this study group adds to our desire to help developers achieve the highest rung of technical skill in the Salesforce.com ecosystem. The requirements to pass this exam and the subsequent interview are quite stringent, and a study group would certainly help keep you focused.
If you are a developer, and would like to discuss the possibility of organizing a study group, please join us for a free-form discussion in Las Colinas this Friday (2/8/2013).
I hope to see you there....