It is intended to be a step below VisualBasicForApplications (VBA), however a lot of cool features were added to VbScript that should be incorporated into VBA and VisualBasic. Some have, if you count stuff like the file and dictionary (hash table) objects.
For more details on the differences see these articles:
Also in recent years regular expressions have been introduced to VbScript, for a introductory article with examples see http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/asp/vbscript-regular-expressions/.
It can be used as a stand alone as a replacement for BAT files.
Could you expand on this a little bit? Is there really a way to call an MS-DOS command and pipe the result back into an ASP page? I would really, really, really love to be able to do that. -- WayneMack
Long-distance, yes you can pipe a command line into an ASP page. What AnonymousDonor meant was that among the various pet ActiveXscripting hosts is the WindowsScriptingHost. This lets you plug in any of those scripting languages, and fronts the objects needed to do primitive console IO directly.