After some pains, I've completed my first C# application. It's called xScript. It's a free form scripting engine for xPL and xAP - no point and click - just a text file as input. You can use either vbscript, jscript, perl or python as your scripting language of choice. The zip file contains 4 sample scripts - xScript.js.sample is the most complete. Whichever language you decide to use, remove the .sample suffix from the script name. Valid scripting file names are xScript.js, xScript.vbs, xScript.py and xScript.pl. Make sure you have only one valid file name otherwise you may confuse yourself as xScript automatically picks a script file based on the first one it finds with a valid name. Finally, make sure you have installed the latest .NET frameworks by using Windows update or downloading directly from microsoft.com.
Download xScript here and let me know how it works out for you.