Raster wrote:C# mops the floor with Java when it comes to performance, elegance and stability on a Windows machine. I like it, I just like languages that aren't case sensitive more. I especially like languages that can be easily read in english, like VB.NET and Ruby.
That is true that C# has better performance (so far in my experiences, and my world manager was coded in VB.NET btw) but it's just so much easier to get a cross platform app up and running using Java. However, I hear mono's getting better support with every update (but Winforms apps still look like crap on a GTK desktop) but this may all change in the future.
Also yes, VB.NET is very nice on human readability until you get some really complex stuff going; then it's just like every other language sadly