Being a certed MSCD (in 2000) and been an OLD computer "everything" for so many years, I can give my thumbs up to Visual Basic (I still have Visual Studio Pro 2005). I have been trying to keep up and I think I am start to get behind on all the newer tech. I can't afford the 2008 or 2010 ori versions.
ANyway, I was looking at DesktopX because of the VB Scripting or whatever. I didn't do a lot of graphical programming, and thought this might give me something down that line.
Hearing about DesktopX'a unsupported state of affairs, I wonder what use it would be for me. I am thinking of getting the Object Desktop, which has DX in that suite. Having Windows 7 x64 makes me wonder if I could actually use it.
But YEAH on VB!!