Any "bug fixes" V5 offers should be rolled back to V4, as they are the bugs we paid to have fixed.
while i've been quiet thus far on this, you make a perfect point. I submitted a bug report AGES ago... so long ago i couldn't tell you when. (6 months? more?) about shortcuts not organizing properly. It was checked/tested/confirmed etc. Expected it to be fixed at some point in a future version. this is me ASSUMING its fixed in 5, never made it into 4 i guess.
i've purchased more stardock software than any other. pretty much a fanboy at this point. had no intent for that to change anytime soon but i cant really palate the pricing either. I'm often a victim of my own ocd for latest n greatest, already grabbed the start11 for example.
fences though, straw the broke the camels back.
I get the increase in costs, its hit everyone across the board due to reasons we certainly wont get into on the internet. Where I have a problem is when corporations like my auto insurance for example just go up, and my health insurance, and my streaming service subs. Not because their costs went up persay, but because they don't want their profit margins to go down. so they pass it down the chain to the average consumer and we feel the squeeze and they feel nothing.
I'm digressing but apple for gods sake, the highest valued publicly traded company in the world. .not millions, not billions, but worth over a trillion dollars... raises their subscription fees during one of the worst times economically in recent history. its insulting. like stephen colbert saying he doesn't care if gas is 20 dollars a gallon. well duh, with that many zeroes on your bank account the cost of almost anything is irrelevant. aaaaanyhow, mini tirade/rant over.
thats what this feels like. I don't doubt stardocks cost have gone up, they're beholden to cost of living raises for employees, energy costs going up, hosting going up... all due to the same reasons. that being said inflation was to the tune of like 30% i believe. math isn't adding up.
rest assured, i'll be watching for a change in the pricing and should it become more affordable i'm a guaranteed buy. I just can not and will not add to the ever increasing list of subs. personally i'm nickel and dimed to death >.<
something to be said about purchasing and owning something. I always thought charging for a new "major" release was a reasonable middle ground between lifetime licenses and sub models but the lifetime license cost is too great on this one. like a previous user said, it feels like strong-arming people into choosing the sub model.
and while i'm here... multiplicity 3 when?