Please - no one kill me. I know that this thread could potentially turn dangerous so just try to answer my question at hand.
I know that c# is the new kid on the block, and it doesnt look like c++ users seem to be changing to it. For all my application making needs, I've used a scripting language called autoit (www.autoitscript.com), but it doesn't have a visual gui designer (gotta basically guess and check control positions), slower, and just not fit for bigger projects, so I'm thinking I should get involved with a real language.
What I want to know is what language is better for application designing? Is it a matter of preference or is c# simpler? I'm majoring in computer programming next year and they don't have any c# classes (yet?), and the real world jobs I get probably would demand the use of c++ - so I don't want to go to c# even if it's easier for my personal usage if I can't use it at a job.