May be infopath is not so bad.
We bought Professional InfoPath 2003.
I’ve not read the book yet, but at first look it seems to be a good book.
I founded 2 websites:
that explain a lot of thinks and give a lot of samples.
So now i’m able to use taskpane for example.
Task pane are not well integrated with .net object model provided with InfoPath sp1, but enable developer to do some useful trick for make form data lookup faster.
As you can see in the picture below, i used a task pane to change some values of the last tables, taking ddl values from a web service.
So i can do a fast form and use data lookup.
Remain to see if we’ll can develop more forms interated together, for buid a complex user iterface.
Infopath forms developed with Mirco Girotto(www.altevie.com)