Anyways, about year ago I was working on moving some parts of our deployment scripts to PowerShell. One of the things that was on the to-do list was parsing and building hashes out of .ini style files. It was not uncommon to find these files used for persisting configuration information and also for automation so, I assumed we would have a built-in cmdlet to cover this kind of a file. We do not have it.
It is a little disappointing but, since the structure of the file is almost static; we can code very easily around it.