I am just starting out to program, mostly in BASIC and am looking for a little help. First off I am using Visual Basic 6 and am wondering if this is the best program to use. I looked around on the forums and saw these different programs such as QuickBasic as well as other things and did a little research on them. I found that they -- well lets put it this way -- have "existed" for quite some time. Do programs such as these still maintain updates that meet todays standards of programming. For example, can you make software applications look -- for lack of better word usage -- "top notch"?