That's absolutely ridiculous. Never, ever, ever on God's green earth will I pay that, even if I could afford it, it's matter of principle. You can keep your outrageously priced programs and I'll just eyeball it for free. Sure I'll get it wrong sometimes, but I didn't spend $5000. And updates$$$$$? You're smoking rocks, bud. I do believe you have found the exception to the rule of doing it right the first time. At least you get to use the program for free!