Last years post read VB.Net is rapidly becoming the most popular language in the world.
This year the trend is continuing according to Tiobe.
So it goes from 0.840% to 1.933% this year.
Combined with regular Basic last year they had 6.368% this year 6.752%, so maybe a lot of VB users are moving to VB.Net but their are others it seems, maybe those people that left C#.
.Net (VB.Net and C# combined) went from 7.436% to 7.651%, which is still a lot smaller than Java or C.
For the rest we will not draw any conclusions.