This thread has become much more than I was expecting it to, in a good way
I personally prefer coding in Python, and I don't know enough c++ to make more optimized code than DF (although I could learn). I've looked in to Stackless Python and it seems promising. I just checked out IronPython quickly per recommendation, and just one question. If I start going that route, why not just use c# directly then? I'm not the biggest fan of the Visual IDE and XNA, but I will go that route if it's very appealing. What sort of cross platform doors will be open to me if I do?