I finally decided to go cold turkey on my vbscript and cmd.exe
I’m gonna start running the Windows PowerShell as my primary shell. I think I will change all my links to cmd.exe to PowerShell just to remind myself.

PowerShell is positioned as replacement for cmd.exe, vbscript and more. Within PowerShell you can use .NET calls and WMI.
Even tools like the management console for Exchange 2007 rely heavily on the PowerShell.

Now I only hope that I have enough time to learn PowerShell before I kill something on my workstation or network..

Check out http://www.microsoft.com/PowerShell