> > VB looks clean because the syntax is very simple and inflexible, and doesn't
> > allow you to do all that much. 95% of all VB programs are built-in language
> > constructs and functions.
> 
> Wow.  We have very different VB exposure.  Most VB code I've worked with
>   involves numerous custom classes and interfaces, along with assorted
> calls to the Win32 API.

Yeah, you get all sorts of language constructs both in VB and Ruby...
But I bet in VB you can't get something like  "Microsoft's Poignant
Guide to Visual Basic" !

you can't beat that :-)