Borland's OWL is pretty good, for encapsulating windows controls, which makes it a lot faster to create a program. And, things are somewhat more logical than the WinAPI, although any good programmer should know that as well.

Borland Builder I've heard mixed things about, but Borland C++ 5.02 is excellent. It compiles DOS, console, and windows programs, has a decent enough help file system, compiles fast, has WYSIWYG dialog layout tools, has tons of example programs that show off the tricks of the trade of OWL, and it was a free compiler with an IDE.

Its downside is a lack of full ANSI C++ compliance.