1) The point that there's a lot in a name....taste counts man, taste
2) The line that C# continues to extend into the future
3) The space where C# is relevant:
i) Academic plane:
The ideological simplification-->"let all be objects" is
incredibely powerful especially when baked into the
language from the word go. And then the students can grow
with this first love into other paradigms to both higher and
lower abstractions levels. Other languages have either
"Simplexity" ...like java OR "Complecity" .... like C++ !!
While C# projects simplicity as much as possible but no more.
(Einstein never said that , did he? well, its widely believed that
he did !!)
ii) Industry plane:
Programmers from C, C++,Java backgrounds can plug into a C#
universe really quickly. They dont have to learn a radically new
language AND a plateform.
iii) Cross-Plat plane
This one is also a great favorite of mine. Your mind gets free of
platform lockin concerns (read mono etc) so you can innovate
as you please. Standardization works ! ...kudos to Anders for
iv) Higher esoteric dimensions that are best left for you to
recognize when you see them !!