I left Megacorp with a decent amount of vested stock options. These generate both income tax and payroll tax when I exercise and sell. Not fun, but fairly easy to plan for. I'm liquidating them slowly to stay in a reasonable tax bracket. But it's going to be 2016 before I get my first taste of 0% on CGs and QDs. I'm very much looking forward to that.
Retired at 52 in July 2013. On to better things...
AA: 45% stock, 35% bonds, 15% real estate, 5% cash