@Shaun Peet, I noticed that one of the team who was responsible in part for VB, Lucian Wischik, has left the company (so I read). Saying that, at least they are still talking about it and doing some enhancements. From my experience, as long as MSFT talks about the product, it isn't dead, yet.
Tuesdays with Corey is one of the highlights of my week. Always a great show and this one is no exception. Just one comment, the camera looks like it is hand-held. the image was moving around quite a bit. Almost made me sick. Can you use an image stabilizer or tripod by chance?