Angus_FX wrote:How many of those companies do free mid-life upgrades on the scale of GURU 1.0 -> 1.5/1.6 though? Long product life cycles (our ideal is something like 4 yrs with a major mid life upgrade at 2yrs) mean that the eventual pay-upgrades are inevitably going to be more expensive than with those companies that charge small pay-upgrades every year or two.
I think you have every right to sell GURU for whatever amount you want to, I think if 1.6 had seen a little more functionality from Geist, and been sold for $65 with the new upgrade coming in at $65 I wouldn't have blinked.
Personally I love plugins over embedded code, I own Logic, Live, and Digital Performer, (bought over the course of 14 years) and like the portability and more dedicated approach FXPansion and U-He etc. take, but at some point the upgrade cycle can seem pretty brutal.
and please take it as a backhanded compliment, I want to upgrade, but I have to set limits on myself with software or I'll go broke buying music items that actually devalue at an astonishing rate.