As a follow-up to Chad Royal's request for a picture and bio of Visual Studio users, I want to conduct my own little experiment here too.

If you don't use Visual Studio today, let me know. I want to know more about who you are, why you don't use Visual Studio, and why you prefer your current set of development tools to VS. You see, I want to do everything I can to make Whidbey the best development suite out there, but the term “best“ can be really subjective. I mean, who will it be best for, exactly? I want to do everything I can to make Visual Studio the development platform that you feel is best.

I'd love to hear more about what you hate about Visual Studio, and what you love about your IDE or toolchain. What can we do to make Visual Studio more compelling to you personally? Please let me know.