If I had thought otherwise, I would not have wasted my time with my other posts.
Enough said, I think!!!!
Glad others have joined in on this thread. My basic point remains ... there is no harm in "being forced to learn" PHP and MySQL in order to make the most of WebAssist products. But if that is what is required, then WebAssist should make it clear. I don't think it will diminish sales.
I for example gritted my teeth and went out and bought Zend Studio just so I could decode and reverse engineer what WebAssist products were doing, and pick up mistakes I was making as I was building my own sites. WebAssist could in fact use its own products to give a clearer idea what its products are capable of, and so have made my purchase of Zend Studio unnecessary.
The reality is that I have been able to use WebAssist products as a spur and incentive to go from zero to a complete commercial and working site, along with registration system, purchasing of discounted products, differential style sheets per page and so on and so forth. That is a credit to WebAssist. But ... I am sure that WebAssist did not have it in mind that I should spend a few hundred bucks on someone else's products just so I could learn to use its own. What on EARTH is the point of that? Why not organize things here so that I spend that money here at WebAssist? Crazy, if you ask me. With a little bit of extra work on your part, the money I spent over at Zend and elsewhere I would have spent here. Think of the money, people. !!!