i am a discretionary trader with no programming knowledge who wants to get into the world of computerized trading. after reading a lot of threads about backtesting software i found wealth lab and tradeoptimizer to be the most interesting choices. How difficult is it to learn the wealthlab programming language without a programming background? Does anybody use tradeoptimizer? i have only found a review by avalanche which looked very promising. avalanche, it would be very helpful if you could give us an update. how does tradeoptimizer compare to wealth lab? thanks for your help.