u r right. visual C++ is just a IDE. But you should see, now the most popular app such as EverNote, angry bird, etc are all developed with java for Android and Object C for IOS. The lowest reason of this is that PC is going away slowly. Mobile phone and plat PC are playing more important role than before. Almost every application are aimed at mobile phone and plat PC. And visual C++ can't work for this.
There is some white cloud floating on the blue sky. That's the landscape I like.