The stuff I get confused about is all the new and improved features -- new weirdness in the editor (and how to kill it), the ever-changing behavior of tiledlayout(), the recently strange duality of axes objects and axes handles. It seems that Matlab is in transition and there's a probably a style that you guys are encouraging. I need to know what that style is: i'm tired of have a mishmash of set(something, property, value) and something.property=value. They should be identical, but they are not in a lot of cases.
So, in summary, I do not need help with "matlab", I need help with the "best practices that will not go away in the next release". If you have a set of sessions like that I would definitely attend.