I have been watching the # of ada programmers thread. . . 

I feel there's a strong attitude that Ada is hard.  It's not!  It can be, but it's not an absolute.

Somehow we need to get this out of our "Ada marketing." 

If we were to only provide the constructs available in C or C++, we will see that Ada is certainly as easy or easier.

I have to quote Mike Feldman again 
"Work REAL hard to try to educate the managers.:)"

Ada is not the hard part of programming large scale systems.  Large scale systems are the hard part of programming large scale systems.  Ada, along with software engineering, make programming large scale systems easier.

Chad