As a Windows Administrator, I love FOR loops as they help me do the same thing for several servers. Then again, looking back scripting in DOS has always been rather painful. I admired powerful Unix shells and kept on wondering when will Microsoft recognize that and come up with a powerful shell.
Apparently, it's close! They have now released RC2 of their PowerShell (used to be known as Monad). I have not yet start reading the getting started guide but one I have high expectations. After all, Microsoft used to be a company that designed programming tools and languages :)
Hopefully we will get something better than vbscript. Check this out!