Anyway - I pointed out that the single most important productivity tool in modern languages is intellisense... without it, he can't hope to pull [Smalltalk] into the '90s.
I can count the number of times I've found intellisense useful on one hand. You see Darren, real programmers read and learn the API. Those few times we can't remember a particular method we just look it up. Of course, most languages don't have the bloated monstrosity of an API that Java has. But, as Dave says:
When your language is so verbose that it needs machine assistance to be usable, you've got a crappy language.