I was wondering if OS X would get its Visual Basic - there's Objective Basic, but no one seems to have heard of it. (I've not played with it, but it looks good. I've just downloaded it, so I'll try it out at some point, hopefully this week.) Well, I think MacRuby might be "The Next Big Thing" in consumer "level" programming. :-)
MacRuby was initially sponsored by Apple (I don't know if it still is; I don't think so), but it is actively maintained, can use Ruby's gems and is integrated into Interface Builder. It uses a super-set of Ruby's syntax to deal with the weirdness that is Objective-C.
There's a few consumer, commercial apps in the AppStore; one of them is Redwood, "spotlight for the cloud". (Spotlight, for all you MS Windows
Anyway, I'm going to write something useful, scratch an itch, so to speak, and if I like it (and it works...), I'm going to release it. :-)
This is fun. :-)