Always remember... Microsoft is a company and company's are in business to make a profit. Nothing wrong there for sure. However, money is the motivator and ;'ol VB 6 (which I preferred because of it's very approachable interface for one... when
I was doing VB6 "tinkering") is long past making big cash returns for M.S. Thus, a new platform/product rises to meet the demands of being a company profits!
Just another view point to throw into the kettle of comments.