I am about to start to learn .net. See this question for an overview of where I am at and what I will be using it for :
I have a full copy of Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 installed on my Win 7 Professional PC. But looking at my options I saw on the asp.net site a complete download for the Visual Studio 2012 EXPRESS version. Now I know the Express version is a cut down and my first thought was to start using the full 2008 version but am I right? (Can't afford the full 2012 version). What would I lose / gain using the 2012 express version?