The last few blogs have been too long.

Read the article titled Polyglot Programming and be impressed with the following quote:

The signal to C++ developers is hard to miss: The .NET designers don't think too highly of the C++ object model and expect you to move to the modern world as they see it. The role of Unmanaged C++ is simply to smooth the transition by allowing C++ developers to move an application to the managed side one class at a time.

It's interesting what 20 megs will get you.