Originally Posted by GRiker
As an ex-VB programmer, I can tell you that Python is more fun, more intuitive, faster to develop (yes, really), and there's no going back. A great intro is Mark Lutz's book.
If you've done programming before, even the tutorial part of the Python documentation (It even comes with the installation on Windows systems!
) is broad enough to give an introduction. I learned what I know of Python from that.