I actually think Steve Vinovski's slide deck from his QCon talk is way too wordy to be used in an actual presentation (in other words, Steve, the talk would probably be even more effective if you just used the titles and used the rest as notes). It's excellent for you, dear reader, if you weren't there :-)
I do actually have a real disagreement, though. Steve's research is sound (as always), but I stil think there are two aspects that merit distinct treatment: One is the idea of making a remote invocation look like a local one (bad, bad idea); the other one is to have a different interface for every specific occasion (another bad idea). I think even the most die-hard RPC fans now concede the first one is a failure; it's the second one that is still not widely accepted.