PowerBASIC enables me to write small, powerful, and fast programs in a short period of time. Using an easy and yet extremely powerful programming language. Small utilities are often just a matter of minutes of work and even a large programs with many dialogs can be put together in a few hours, using PBWin and its Dynamic Dialog Tools (DDT). Since I usually end up with just one small stand-alone EXE file, installation is very easy for my users.
But the icing on the cake is the fantastic free support one can get in their discussion forums, where thousands of source code samples are available and other devoted users gladly answers any question one might have. I have had the pleasure of meeting many dear friends from all over the world there and look forward to meeting many more in the years to come.