After much contemplation and dispite what I said on the forums just recently I made my decision on my path. I am going to be using DX and C++ for my learning game dev endeavor. Before you say EWE C++ I have been using C++ for about 6 years total now. Grantid there is always something to learn with C++ and that is exactly why I chose it. I love to learn something new every time I stumble on a problem I am having while coding. With that said i will be picking up this book.