After a lot of time waiting for the response, on Fri Jul, 1 morning I receive this email from John Troyer:
We're pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and beyond, and we’re delighted to communicate more closely, to share resources, and to offer other opportunities for greater interaction throughout the year as we continue to grow knowledge and success in the community of IT professionals. Welcome to the vExpert 2011 Program!
An amazing way to start a day
And the better news was that also other 3 people from VMUG IT were also designed to this award.
This is the second year (the first year I've never tried to apply to the vExpert nomination) and I'm really happy to be nominated again, considering that this year the level is really high and hard (seems that also VMware employees can now participate at this program, so probably less seat for "humans").
I don't know how much weight has the community activity in this kind of recognition, but for an example of negative reply seems that criteria are very high and articulates: