Here's a man who knows how to talk up his stock:

Congrats to Writely for using .NET to get acquired by Google

Congrats to the team who made Writely for getting acquired by Google. They built it in .NET. It used to be uncool to startup a company with Microsoft technologies, but I’ve seen more and more .NET stuff being done in the Valley. Who’s next?

... or does he? What were those start-ups using before, anyhow? Most of the wannabe millionaires I've seen on the consulting and shareware circuit (at least those not pandering specifically to Mac users, which is a circle I frequent, well, 'frequent occasionally'), seem to use a lot of VB.