Yes, i've heard Petzolds book was the best.
Im a strictly C++ person myself. Never could grasp the fancy symbols of C....
What i meant of easy is something for people that look all over the web and never find out what LPRESULT is, and in the book they learn it in 4 lines, instead of 800. For further reference, it took me nearly 2 years to learn classes.... how long until i learn windows?

will there be a C++++++ by that time?
With makewindow(thisx, thisy); and loadpicture(thisfile, atthisx, atthisy, withthiscolortransparent);?