Wow thanks for such a great response!
All said, i choose C++. I definitly agree with your points about seeing what goes on under C#.
And i have some coding understanding, and overall, just the concepts of the few tutorials iv read the concepts in C++ are overall basic (in the beginning ofcourse lol), so im thinking i'll be able to ease myself into it.
One thing i request howeveris a link to a tutorial on understanding how to code GUI's and communicate through DDE server->client communication. I would like to be able to communicate with mIRC to recode my lovely .. massive MuD allowing me to do a big repetative project lol. But ofcourse i have the hurdles of GUI and DDE which im fully aware of :)
Also for later on im thinking of making a client for said MuD and i would need to make a GUI DDE server again to communicate with Flash and mIRC via DDE/XML Sockets (or so im told). I know, sounds like a probject with flash that i may soon abandon, but none the less i would like to try it. The smoothness of Flash would be much easier to create than go through the work of making a gamelike animated client look good and smooth with the collection of nub knowlage i possess lol.
Anyway, thanks for your replies!
Oh one last thing, what Compilers do you all use? Please list frontend and backend if possible (ie front: Dev C++ freebie, back: GNU++)
or ms C++ ect. :)