Just so you guys don't think I've abandoned the Nook Color for the HP Touchpad, here are a few commits that are in review:
http://review.cyanogenmod.com/#change,7581
http://review.cyanogenmod.com/#change,7582
http://review.cyanogenmod.com/#change,7583


Sadly nothing major this time. B&N 1.3 update brought nothing of real value in the kernel. Updated touch screen driver but nothing too major. Also, it looks like there may be a future revision of the Nook Color that will sport a different touch screen.

My guess is it will be a Nook Color with 1ghz CPU, 3G, and new touch screen.