Can't help but fully agree (unfortunately!) - installed 2010, tried it, then uninstalled it. Its unstable and dosent compile 2008 C++ projects, sort of the Vista of the IDE world. Maybe this is the project were Vista developers are retired to
Lets hope the service packs are better than those for Vista....
2 - by taking, such as making something else more difficult or taking it away
True, but in the case of C++/CLI there's nothing else out there that supports it so MS need not worry.
As a general strategy, though, removing features is always annoying and leaves a bad taste. IIRC, MS's original announcement gave the impression that this was permanent but then they backtracked and decided they would bring it back in at some stage?
That is fine with me. In either case I use visual assist. But then again it will be at least a year before I use visual studio 2010. I don't get my disks till the annual license renewal in fall and I pretty much require a service pack to be released before using a new Microsoft compiler.