I wanted to lend some support to a great idea I heard from Paul Vick on .NET Rocks!
"Heard you on .NET Rocks! mention the possibility of doing away with VB's line continuation character - presumably making it more C-like in its treatment of whitespace. I think this would be GREAT!
"I have come to VB from a long history of C and C++ and (especially with VB.NET) the only think that has really niggled is VB's line-oriented parser.
"I expect you'll have to pull off some pretty neat tricks with context-sensitive parsing but please, please please do it!"