I'm with Wally, Paul, and Jeff. I'm definitely not joining the ranks of the Old Guard anytime soon. PS, I've been programming on some form of BASIC since the Apple IIc. Sure, VB.NET was tough to get over. Objects? Event-driven programming? But I got over it. Like thousands of other people did. And I still learn new things every day. Something tells me half of these people are just pissed off that Microsoft didn't listen to them, and now they wanna pout about it.
I think it's just old relics trying one last desperate attempt to stay relevant. It won't last long, and hopefully Richard Grimes and his cronies will whine themselves into oblivion, and let the rest of us focus on the present and the future.
Does Apple still support the Apple IIc? NO. Does IBM still support PC/DOS? NO. Support lifecycles end. If you want support now, pay for it. Band together and start a business where you support it for cheaper than Microsoft does, if you REALLY want to work with it that long. I think you'll see your client numbers dwindle over time, especially since WINDOWS is gonna have .NET baked in very soon.
Just remember, 100 MVPs do not speak for all of us.