Snob posting follow-up
In follow-up, I think it is important to remember this is a public forum and all of us on here are intelligent, well-spoken folks who wish to share their experiences, else we would not be blogging. I do not see where any good can come from a blog that suggests one is a lesser because of a language choice, or for that matter, for anything we do in our development lives.
Share your excitement and experiences. Comments like "but they don't even care, or at least don't make an effort", "Maybe they're just used to the magic hand-waving of Visual Basic", " I certainly wouldn't be heartbroken if many in the latter crowd stopped programming" are negative, irrogant, and uncalled for. The point was well taken, you must know and understand OOP to big a great .net developer. You must also know how to turn your computer on, but I am not going to comment on those who do not know how to. If it is in their heart to be a great programmer, than they will, in their own regard.
I have always looked at it like this, there will always be someone better, smarter, wealthier, faster, better looking (well, maybe not :-) ), etc than me. This just makes me work harder. Competition is good, it makes us grow. Lets use it in a positive tone.