, evildictaitor wrote

I can confidently say that intellisense (read: the IDE) has made more of an impact to my productivity than any optimisations passes or language features introduced since then.

So?

Like I said, don't overestimate the value of "one more" IDE, which is what VS11 is. There are plenty of good IDEs, including previous versions of VS, which people can use already. These IDEs have Intellisense.

Meh.