I've finally got hold of a Kinect For Windows device today. I've updated Candescent NUI to use the near mode. It should now perform for both OpenNI and Kinect SDK (excluding the Kinect for XBOX devices, because of the missing near mode).
You can download the [source] or [binary]
The CCT.NUI.Samples project works for both OpenNI and Kinect For Windows. I still have to enable the WPF samples for Kinect SDK; that'll probably happen next weekend.
I also definitely want to start playing with the audio features!