Not only does the Visual Studio headlines still show 10-4 Episode 2 as the lastest headline for Visual Studio, making me think there simply were no headlines, now I discover that the 10-4 show goes to episode 16. Yes, the start page is useless. And now Microsoft wants to put the burden of maintaining the start page on me? I guess that's to be expected since they clearly have no intention of maintaining it themselves.
It's interesting that someone commented on the Visual Studio 2010 start page here. I just noticed the link on the VS2008 start page for this site in the Visual Studio Headlines section. Since I hadn't noticed this title before, I clicked the link. Now I see that the "headline" is 4 months old. That is the reason I hadn't noticed the headline before: the visual studio start page, now in its 4th version (2002, 2003, 2005, and 2008) is still useless. It doesn't update regularly and I think most developers, including me, just tune it out. When, like happened today, something does catch my eye and I give in to the temptation to follow a link, I am not rewarded with the latest news about Visual Studio or development in the Microsoft world. Instead I get reinforcement that the start page is useless.
And until the memory of today fades and I succumb to yet another outdated and worthless link in the Visual Studio start page,