Learned more about group policy tonight:
-If user and computer policies conflict, the user policy takes precedence.
-Folder redirection in a GPO takes precedence over user profile settings in AD.
Many third parties offer extensions to group policy.
If you have a GPO w/ user settings that have to be applied no matter who is logging into a particular computer, you can use loopback processing.
An impressive tool for evaluating disk usage is TreeSize.