Here are a couple of things you should definitely check out if you work with data access in .Net 2.0. This stuff should tide you over until you’re ready for Linq.
Scott Guthrie just posted a great list of ASP.Net data access tutorials. By the way, if you aren’t already subscribed to Scott’s blog, do so right away. He’s a great source of information about the latest in Visual Studio development tools.
Also in his post is an announcement for a Beta 3 release of SubSonic 2.0. From the announcement: SubSonic is a zero code data access layer for ASP.Net. Sounds pretty cool to me.