martin_lovick wrote:
i know that....REAL coders dont need IDEs !

that said, VS2003 is good if you need to learn C# quickly
if you want to be productive you will use an IDE, and some other tools (some times an IDE is not enought). Programming (to be a real coder programmer) does't depends on what tools/languages are you using or if you use a compiler/linker and write code in notepad or an IDE, if you have good memory you can program without IntelliSense.

And what is a real coder?