I no longer work for a company that readily supplies me with MSDN software so I have to get Visual Studio for myself this time around. To that end I figured I would investigate the Express Edition.
The first thing I noticed is the separation of project types. You can only do Windows or Web applications. You can't do both. I was wondering if the "search online templates" in the Create Project dialog might give some more options, but this lead to nowhere.
The next step I am looking at is if you can install multiple express editions at one time. I wouldn't blame Microsoft if they blocked doing this. Considering Express is free and having two versions would give you more of the functionality of standard they would want to get paid for their work. I'll post again once I am done downloading the DVD ISO and attempt the installation.