I have the option of taking a VB.NET course at my college. They don't offer anything else, and I could use the credits toward a programming language experience when I transfer. However, I'm not interested in developing for anything Microsoft-related--what I'm curious is if the structure and basic programming that I could learn from this course would help me down the road if I choose to learn advanced bash scripting, Python or Perl. I'm not necessarily aiming for C in the future.
No, this isn't explicitly related to Linux, but Linux and Unix are what I want to focus on in my life. Given that, I would appreciate your advice, as I respect a great number of you. In addition to the poll, feel free to comment.
How useful is VB.NET?
Quite useful--take it.
You'll learn programming basics, but not much more.
I would avoid it if I were you.
Don't even think about it.