Hmm, never tried soldering 30 guage, only wirewrapped that small. Not sure how the insulation would hold up with heat when there is so little of it.This might work, look around see if you have similar handy.http://www.dipmicro.com/store/WIRE24
After I discovered wirewrapping, I never went back to point to point wiring. Wirewrap is great for digital, and twisted-pair/coax for analog signals.
I don't use sockets either. I buy strips of pins like this and cut off what I need.Works great for a Promini, which is too wide for a standard 0.6" wide 24 pin socket.5 cents a pin that way, cheaper than a socket.
I've tried a number of different prototype boards but like stripboard the best. I use Eagle to design my circuits then do my board design with the strips on the bottom layer and the connecting wires on the top layer.
Can anyone tell me where to find the little tool to cut the tracks on stripboard? I've been using an exacto knife but it's a bit of a pain (literally if you slip and cut yourself!)