A Joel On Software reader made the mistake of stating in my presence:
Though I can see some truth in that, I'd classify that as a poor analogy.
Why? Because VBScript was designed to be a simple subset of the VB language. One of our major design criteria was that a VBScript program be a legal VB program. There are some exceptions, but more or less that's the case.
Finally, as my friend Jon once remarked "American cheese is to good cheese as this analogy is to, uh, something." I puzzled over that one for some time trying to determine if it is an apt analogy or not. Like American cheese, it's a paradox.