figurative usage: October 13, 2004 "programming and human factors" by Jeff Atwood http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000105.html:
"As others have said, you take a big hit moving to .NET at all. The tiny additional hit of moving talented VB6 developers to C# is more than offset (IMHO) by the increased developer productivity achieved over the medium to long term in C#. (If your team is not very talented -- or not talented in that way -- YMMV.) "