The statement has not only the advantage to keep the code shorter and much more readable, but also to make it more robust in case of future changes - it is much less error prone.
Thank you again!
Visual Studio has several advantages over XIDE - I'm aware of that.
But for me the speed and some of the advantages of XIDE over Visual Studio are much more important, so I prefer to continue with XIDE.
And personally I see it as a big advantage that X# has also its own IDE, specially for people coming from VO.