I used to use Brief way back when, and when my project team decided to use CodeWright (which can emulate Brief) I was looking forward to it. But I had a really serious problem with CodeWright: all fonts looked ugly in it.
Google newgroups to the rescue. I created a new registry DWORD value (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\CodeWright\Customize\FontQuality) and set it to 0.
Now fonts in CodeWright look beautiful (at least in Windows XP using ClearType).