Ok. I’m late to this party. I don’t know where all of my trusted news sources have been, but I just found Fody, and am shocked by the coolness, and that I’d never heard of it. Using Fody, and it’s modules, you can replace the implementations of static methods (Ionad), or embed one assembly within another (Costura). Typical AOP stuff is in there too, with logging and tracing aids, and exception management.
http://nssm.cc is the non-sucking service manager. It’s good for using with Event Store (http://geteventstore.com).