You are free to express yourself that way. However, the key point that you said is " ... At least that's the way it seems to me, being a complete novice using tools like Powerstore".
You are indeed a novice in using the PowerStore Solution Pack tool. But before you take an antogonistic approach to what I posted, did you really read what I posted? or did you just read what you wanted to read? Again, look at the way I asked the questions. This is constructive proposition I gave. No given product is perfect. WebAssist does an excellent job in its products. It takes a lot of imput from its customers to develop future extensions and solution packs.
As to your remark about comparing what I said to softwares such as dreamweaver. Dreamweaver MX 2004 capabilities is completely different from Dreamweaver 8 and Dreamweaver 9, flash 3, flash 4 or flash 8. What you can accomplish with each product is different. Each version of Dreamweaver or flahs for instance makes that version completely unique. Thus their product differentiation is 50% or more than the other, making it basically a "new product in and of itself". For your information, consumers and buyers OFTEN LOOK AT 50% OR MORE ADDED VALUE TO A PREIXISTING PRODUCT IN ORDER TO QUICKLY DECIDE ON A PURCHASE.
There is no where in my posting did I say , solution packs should be totally different than the other to warrant a high price. What I said is that where there are NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES but for A FEW FOUR ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND TWO ENHANCED, does that really bring a product differentiation to warrant the same original price?
I practically suggested if there is potentially a better way to get the few additional features where NO DRASTIC CHANGES HAVE OCCURED. What would BE MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO THE CONSUMER AND TO WEBASSIST?
As for the upgrade issue, did you read what I wrote? I suggested what WEBASSIST CAN LOOK INTO FOR FUTURE PRODUCTS OR RELEASES.
like you, I'm talking from a customer perspective and from experience. feedbacks and comments in this forum, ARE ONE OF THE CONRNER STONES WEBASSIST develops its reputation to produce AMAZING PRODUCTS.
If I gave you the impression that I was putting Webassist's powerstore's version 2 thumbs down, sorry. Not my intention. I'm I've become a diehard fan of WebAssist products, and I believe in their efforts to come up with with great extensions and solutions. I also understand that, they are doing everything possible to cut cost short in order to deliver great products to the rest of us.
Ray already did an excellent job, as usual, by answering my questions. ( you should have read that too before you started to type)