Migrating from VB6 to .NET in the Real World

In the Windows world, my developer life starting with Visual Basic 3. As a result, I have a great deal of respect for what can be accomplished using a ‘toy’ development environment. It also means that I have an on-going interest in helping people who have been working in VB6 transition to .NET. But the conversation at the following link (from Scott Swigart posted by Roy Osherove) hits way too close to home. If you want to gain an understanding of at least part of the reason for resistance, put yourself on the receiving end of the conversation. I’m hoping that Microsoft is aware of just how common this pattern is in the real world. And how much it violates the RAD culture that exists in VB6.