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 {
                _firstName 
= value;
            
}
        }