needless to talk about JS or VBS. VB,Delphi,C#,Java all these stuff have already made the entry level of being a programmer much lower than before.
people with 6 month traning of VB/Delphi do can write some decent UI/DB program. Java/C# which compare to C/C++ is real user friendly, u needn't to be a guru to write correct code, the language and libary designer have already hidden the dark side. And you needn't know the oral-passed-only coding idiom , because language may already forced you to do so. These two language are more foolproof, which is more suitable for teamwork. And it's the trend.
CMM will force write enough documents, so even you quite, the Boss needn't worry too much ur code can't get maintained by someone else even he is a new graduate from some QUICK IT TRAINING course.
Yes, it's more easier to be a programmer now. And the programmer is more close to dish washer now.