I recently made a video showing how to get started with Polymer, a Web Components polyfill project by Google at http://www.polymer-project.org/ , on Windows with Visual Studio. The content of the website is very good for learning about web components. Unfortunately, there isn't much explanation on how to easily get started on Windows. This video shows an alternate method which allows you to go through the tutorials and experience the fun of web components while using your favorite IDE, Visual Studio.
Hope that helps some of you get past the first blocker and get on your way to thinking about the new possibilities web components can enable for your project.