Just got back..
Was at the parent's yesterday and they live in the booneys where broadband is but a figment of imagination.
1) I totally retract all of my criticism about ADO.NET 2.0 . I spent about 6 hours digging through it ,and I've pretty much concluded that however misused it will be, I don't care. MARS rocks! The jury is still about about ResultSets but I'm starting to see the light, hesitantly. ObjectSpaces are the coolest although I'll be 123 by the time they become avialable
More in a bit.