These are great improvements!
I've been using Visual Basic not so long. I remember that moment when I touched VB. From that moment I felt in love with it! Its syntax is self-describing, and this was important for me. When I read some C# code, I always have to figure out "what is it" - is it a function, or sub, or property? VB says "Function" - and I know that this is function. It's very cool and easy to learn language.
VB is cool!