QT just gets better and better
I always found desktop app development using VC++ 6 and MFC a bit... tedious, especially next to many of the alternatives.
Years and years ago I found VB really easy. Years ago I found Delphi easy. In the last 10 years I've mostly been using Java Swing and I feel I can be very productive without much pain as well.
Well, surprisingly QT is a smooth ride. I never really checked it out until recently but I have to say I really like it.
QT Creator just gets better and better.