Just a word of caution; the MSP430G2231 in my LaunchPad was seated pretty firmly. I've written my tutorial code for the G2211, and so following it exactly requires changing the chips out. If you're not careful about it, you can really mangle the pins on the G2231 when you try to pull it out. Get yourself an IC extractor, or pry at it carefully and evenly from underneath. If you do end up bending some of the pins, you should be able to bend them back into place if you're careful. If you break off a pin... well, consider yourself warned.
Anyone have some good tips on pulling out DIPs?