Never dealt with Pascal but i have been introduced way back when in college to Assembly and that was more than enough for me to say no thanks to that.
And i totally agree with you on the windows deal. Even at the VPS hosting level apache/linux side is soooo much easier. Sure both sides have tons of options but OMG i just had to set up a VPS on Windows and it was a royal pain. But i guess everything is easy once you know how and work with it. Im sure even the elite Pascal coders might think what they do is easy, its all relative i suppose.