What is the community recommendation regarding SharePoint 2010 development with Visual Studio 2010 vs. 2012? I am allowed to install 2010 Pro on my new machine or I may choose 2012 Pro. There may not be a right or wrong answer, but I'd love some feedback. I feel like I will fall behind in other development efforts if I hold to 2010. Thanks.
It is a personal choice of which one you prefer. I prefer to use Visual Studio 2012 and I haven't had any problems developing solutions for SharePoint 2010.
If you want to try out 2012 then don't let the SharePoint version hold you back.
VS 2012 will work with SP 2010 (but not with SP 2007).