Automatic Properties and VB

I am PISSED…  Why doesn’t VB 9 have automatic properties???  VB has always been about simplicity and speed of coding.  How can you give that feature to C# on VB…  :(

If you don’t know what I am talking about automatic properties in C#, let’s you do this:

        public string FirstName {
get; set;

Instead of this:

        private string _firstName;
        public string 
FirstName {

            get {
return _firstName;
set {
= value;