The biggest draw back I found with getting the language specific version is
that if you plan to use SQL server for database projects that it is a pain
to manage your connections. The language specific version does not support
SQL connections you make during design time. If you code them in yourself
they will work fine, but the full version you can create connections
directly to your sql server and it will remember them. If you have worked
with any trial versions of VS.NET and switch to the Visual Basic edition
this is probably what you will notice first. I personally bought the C#
version of VS.NET and could not stand to not have the SQL functionality so I
upgraded to the full version of VS.NET.
You also do not get Crystal Reports with the Visual Basic only edition.