So long as you don't do anything silly with pointers, you should be okay...right?
My biggest problem with C++ is the libraries. Any language, no matter how backward or difficult can be made all the better with decent libraries. Qt is great if you want to use C++ as though it were C#, but that's a whole other thousand-page book to memorise before you become any good at it.
Sometimes I have to help clients debug memory corruption created in their code, but occurring in our data structures. You can't force a client to use discipline. I see all kinds of code...
Non-.net developers seem to think .net libraries are pretty hairy as well.