If any of the original MFC developers sees this note: a nice, big, warm "fuck you" for creating such a piece of crap. After working with high-quality GUI classes in both Borland C++ Builder and Swing (Java), seeing this hairy beast appear is nothing less than repulsive and/or disgusting.
Been doing some more Java coding. The half-secret project I am planning is coming along just fine. Funny thing - Java applications are no slower than usual applications, it's just the startup time that separates them.