I haven't had the chance to try Whidbey yet. Visual C++ 6 is still my bread and butter. So far I've only deployed one small .NET project, but I write a bit of C# code in my spare time so I don't fall too far behind.
Next Microsoft person who answers a question with "So..." gets a boot to the head! Seriously though, it's great to hear that Help is evolving to look more like a Google search. Help can be painful if you don't know the name of the API you need.