I write a lot of scripts, If I think I will have to do something twice, I write a script to do it and share it with the community via AATK. I owe my success to VB6.0, it is the same thing that all of you have for free in Word and Excel. It has a command completion when typing, a debugger where you can step though each line of code and see every variable you set at any time. I save the VB file and comment out all the stuff that is not allowed in an efm form or VB Script.
To get started read this. The complete lab material is in the $AATK/help/LABS-Powerpoints directory.
Give it a try and see if it makes you any more productive.