Personally I understand where you're coming from in the context of mass market freemium models for software disutribution. However, I think it's fair to say that at any time the Brain software has very few major deficiencies beyond optimizations of performance and usability feedback, even if perhaps these take time to trickle through to a release - but this isn't any different from other software houses. The expectation that significant new functionality, as defined by any individual user, should be automatically included in a release has less to do with realistic software development and more to do with our desire for persistent upgrades of functionality within a single payment. You are also paying for well over a decade of development and refinement that makes v6 a fully capable standalone environment. Version7 becoming available with new features doesn't make your v6 any less valid should you choose to hold at that version without wanting to pay any more.
We can't underestimate the development of a piece of software that can integrate all content types and data relationships beyond anything the competition has to offer. By all means choose the best tool for the job, but let's make sure we appreciate that the company is justified in receiving fair compensation for continuing development of TheBrain software. Jim
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