Martin Phillips says
I think you people have to realise that .NET and VB.NET is dead and it's not coming back.
Microsoft has no reason to bring it back.
Most of the people who learnt VB.NET are now too old to coding professionally.
The coding world has moved on with classic VB (VB6) and those it left behind were left behind because they were not intellectually capable to realize the pardigm.
I and many others were, however, capable of adapting VB6 to this change. We use VB6 and love it!
So I'm sorry for you people who are unable to evolve (or follow MS like a sheep) - such is the nature of life. Only the strong survive. You just have to deal with that.
VB.NET is dead and it's NEVER coming back!