OK, an apology is in order then. Sorry... sometimes it's hard to accurately decipher someones meaning in a short post.
As far as doing it myself I'm sure I could (at least eventually). I was once quite skilled in assembly & Fortran. While I'm certainly not current at least the 'art of programming' isn't an new and/or alien concept to me.
If I did it I'd would want to approach it at a lower level than what VB (etc.) would provide. If for no other reason than to avoid the canned, generic windows look/feel (bleah
Problem is, I just don't have the time/inclination to undertake such a long term project (starting with learning C++, etc.).