Set Option Strict On by Default instead of Off
Currently when you install Visual Studio, Option Strict if set to be Off by default for new projects. This causes people a lot of issues. Numerous forum posts are due to the fact that people have made a typo or type conversion error due to this setting being off. By setting it On by default, new users would get used to the setting immediately. Users opening old projects where this setting is off would not have any changes to make, so there is really no reason not to do this.