@TexasToast: The happiness of AND, man. Doesn't have to be OR. I'm certain Anders, when he thinks about this, will quickly realize it's a different language. This is not the next C#. It's not C#, but it's based on it, just like it's not C++, but it's based on it. Maybe it will influence C# and C++? It's great to see an evolution of productive programming languages, first and foremost.
Seems to me the idea is how to get to general purpose programming language nirvana in the real. C# is a great language. C++ is a great language.This doesn't mean another language, based on C# and C++, can't also be great - in fact it seems like that would be the likely outcome (greatness is transitive?). Let's see what Joe and company deliver.