I wonder if any of you has ever used VB.
I have been a Unix programer for many years, mostly C/C++/Corba/XWindows.
I think VB is a great language/technology. It is the only real component technology out there, millions of components available, It's built into great applications like Excel and Word, it's very stable, very fast (yes, when compiled it's very fast), great development environment, great debugger, and runs on only 95% of the computers in the world. And the language? who cares! is it any worse that K&R C?
If you guys would stop being Microsoft bashers long enough to take a good, technical view at VB you would also be impressed.